​Project name: Planning Reforms

Component / Sub-Component: Core City Governance / Planning and Reporting Reforms

Outcome to which this project contributes: Revised city plans or programmes > Well governed city

Project description: The key elements of the strategic review of the spatial planning frameworks includes (i) An evaluation of the current planning regulatory environment in terms of the costs imposed on the state and on the private sector, in broad terms, and the identification of benefits that may or may not accrue to both sectors as well;

(ii) An identification of the key state players in the operation of the planning system and their respective interests, mandates and powers; (iii) A scan of global trends to identify methods and techniques for improving the effectiveness of planning requirements, looking at both public and private sector planning methods and techniques and integration of spatial planning into public sector planning as a whole, its articulation with land use management and its importance in driving or weakening economic growth; (iv) Identification of a list of priority legislative and institutional changes needed to create a more effective system; and (v) Recommendations as to: (a) new organizational arrangements for implementation and oversight of spatial planning; and

(b) a step-by-step process to build the relationships and negotiate the policy positions needed to implement change in the planning regulatory environment.

Project start: July 2015

​Child Projects:

eThekwini Corporate Spatial Investment Plan​​

Project Files:

1. Strategic Planning Led Budgeting

2. Infrastructure-Led Growth through Spatially Targeted Public Investment

3. The Fiscal Impact Tool

4. Aligning Planning and Capital Budgeting

5. Outcomes Led Planning

6. Planning Reforms - International Perspectives

​​7. CBF Memo - Planning Reporting Reforms and BEPP Guidelines​.pdf

8. Reforming the Regulatory Environment for Urban Reform - July 2016​​