Almost every urban development issue relates to how land is accessed, valued and used, as well as how land use planning is conducted.
While LEGEND work has primarily focused on rural areas, with the UK Government stepping up its work on cities and urban development through programmes such as Infrastructure and Cities for Economic Development (ICED) and Cities Infrastructure for Growth, the case for a stronger focus on urban land governance has become increasingly clear.
LEGEND outputs reflect this, with findings on a range of urban land themes, in the context of the New Urban Agenda.
This LEGEND bulletin provides an overview of the main themes discussed and key messages identified by the LEGEND Core Land Support Team (CLST) during the 17th Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty.
In this LEGEND bulletin, specialists from civil society, academia and development practice review how the latest draft of the New Urban Agenda addresses key issues around urban land.
They also assess whether the commitments are likely to deliver more sustainable urban development and flag up key land related topics for monitoring during implementation.