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Asia Pacific Ministerial Conference on Housing and Urban Development (APMCHUD)

Asia Pacific countries account for 55% of urban population globally have resolved to adopt Urban Plus approach taking urban planning and development beyond city limits to manage the urban expansion sustainable.

Venue: New Delhi (3-day conference)

Edition: 6th

Theme: ‘Emerging Urban Forms-Policy Reforms and Governance Structures in the Context of New Urban Agenda’.

New Delhi Declaration:

  • Advocated integrated planning for urban and adjoining rural areas distinctly.
  • Review existing policies and formulation of new developmental policies. Emphasis on land regulation policy mechanisms such as land pooling to ensure inclusive and participatory planning.
  • Integration of land use and transportation planning across defined boundaries of cities and mixed land use.
  • Plans to promote New Urban Agenda adopted at the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Development in Quito, Ecuador in October 2016.
  • Emphasizing on governance as the key to sustainable development, the Declaration.
  • Recommendation of formulation of National Human Settlement Policies to promote resilient and sustainable city secured and safe for human settlements.
  • Enforcement of timely execution of infrastructure projects.
  • Formulation of comprehensive urban parking policies and community participation.

Conclusion: The member countries adopted the New Delhi Declaration and the implementation plan. Minister of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation and Urban Development Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu announced that the next biennial APMCHUD will be hosted by Iran.

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