Urban Planet: Planning in Ecuador

Urban Planet is a daily roundup of blogs from around the world dealing specifically with urban environments. We’ll be on the lookout for websites outside the country that approach themes related to urban experiences and issues.

Ecuador recently adopted a new planning system which attempts to bring order to local planning and budgeting procedures. Though small cities are growing rapidly, there are few professionals with the skills to complete these complex processes with the result that few local governments have completed a development plan. At the same time, the challenges these cities face – informal settlements and poverty – are enormous. (Polis)

Image from Polis

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