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Urban Development 2120 by Peter Nelson

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CHAPTER 9

Legal Framework

Governance

A great deal has been written on good governance in regard to urban planning, such as the need to promote good urban governance by strengthening the capacity of the authorities at all levels of government in integrated planning and public finance management, by establishing adequate legal and policy frameworks, by fostering access to public and private investments by municipalities, and by fostering women’s empowerment in urban governance matters. These are all great aspirations, provided they can be acted upon.

Where planning legislation is enacted, it needs to be followed through in the legal system. An outstanding example of this would be the famed tourist island of Boracay in the Philippines, which became ...

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