Prof De Visser helps draft plan to implement New Urban Agenda

On 28 and 29 July, Prof Jaap de Visser participated in an Expert Group Meeting, convened by UNHABITAT on the sidelines of PrepCom 3 in Surabaya, Indonesia. PrepCom 3 was the third meeting of the Preparatory Committee, established by the UN to prepare for HABITAT 3 in October 2016 in Quito.

HABITAT 3 will detail the world's response to the unprecedented challenges of rapid urbanisation. It will set out a New Urban Agenda to enable all urban dwellers to live, work and move in cities that are fair, efficient and resilient.

The Expert Group met to prepare an Action Plan to help Member States and cities to implement the New Urban Agenda. Prof De Visser helped draft the section on the legislative framework focusing on issues such as tenure security, spatial planning and land use management, basic services and climate change.