Ministry of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs
01 Apr 2016
25 Aug 2016
Downloads & Links resources
- Integrated Urban Development Framework (IUDF) – (Policy/Legislation)
- Integrated Urban Development Framework - Implementation Plan 2016-2019 – (Policy/Legislation)
A NEW DEAL FOR SOUTH AFRICAN CITIES AND TOWNS
In 2009, the number of people living in urban areas surpassed the number living in rural areas, announcing the 21st century as the urban century. The world’s attention is on the pivotal role of cities and identifying alternative pathways for urban development that address poverty reduction and sustainable development. South Africa is firmly in this debate: by 2030, almost three-quarters (71.3%) of the country’s population will be living in urban areas.
The Integrated Urban Development Framework (IUDF) is government’s policy position to guide the future growth and management of urban areas. In the economic history of humanity, urbanisation has always been an accelerator of growth and development, bringing about enormous changes in the spatial distribution of people and resources, and in the use and consumption of land. Supporting policies and frameworks are therefore needed that can leverage the urbanisation process for increased development gains and sustainability.