UNEP integrated guidelines for neighborhood design

Integrated Guidelines for Sustainable Neighbourhood Design

This online resource provides a roadmap for city leaders to respond to urban growth by planning at the neighborhood level.

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Neighborhoods are places where people can easily meet their daily needs, socialize, and feel safe. This requires high-quality urban landscapes and open spaces, sustainably designed housing, shopping and recreation, access to schools, childcare facilities, and other services. By emphasizing the importance of local context, design and integration, this web resource provides the necessary tools for city planners to act on the neighborhood scale.

The different sections present a snapshot of the critical design principals laid out in the UNEP publication “Integrated Guidelines for Sustainable Neighbourhood Design.” These guidelines develop a vision, design and delivery roadmap for city leaders and planners to create sustainable neighborhoods.