- 1. INTRODUCTION
- Definition of terms- policy, urban planning
- Policy as Science versus Policy as Art
- Policy with reference to International, National and Sub-National Affairs
- Policy and Urban Systems and Actors
- Policy Analysis
- Policy and the Law
- Policy and Research
- Policy and Ideology
- 2. THE POLICY DEVELOPMENT PROCESS (CYCLE)
- Definition of terms-Policy process, policy development process
- Problem identification, structuring and definition;
- Policy formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation;
- Citizen participation in policy development, implementation, evaluation and review.
- 3. THE LEGAL AND INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK FOR URBAN POLICIES
- Legal framework for policy development, implementation and review
- The institutional framework for policy development, implementation and review
- Urban policy development in Zimbabwe, national and sub-national levels.
- 4. URBAN POLICY AND PLANNING ISSUES
- Traditional and current approaches to urban planning and relevance to urban policy
- Analysis of various urban policies
ü Review of the public transport policy,
ü Review of the housing policy
ü Review of investment and employment policies
ü Review of peri-urban development and urban farming policies
ü Review of the gender policy; gender mainstreaming, children and youth
ü Review of environmental policy: climate change, urban health
4. GLOBAL AND REGIONAL POLICIES AND THEIR DOMESTICATION
- The role of international agencies in urban policy agendas and policy making
- Review of global compacts such as the Sustainable/Millennium Development Goals
- Review of regional compacts such as the SADC Water policies
- Review of national policies and how they inform sub-national urban policy development, implementation and review.
5. LAND VALUES AND URBAN POLICY
- Urban land use planning policies
- Urban Accessibility and Why Land Increases in Value
- Traditional Land Use and Legislation Master Plans, Local Plans and Subject Plans
- Strategic Planning and Policies for sustainable urban planning
6. RESEARCH AND POLICY BRIEFING FOR URBAN ISSUES
- Evidence-based policies
- Role and lace of academic research
- Policy briefs: writing and presentation
- Turning research reports into policy brief: towards advocacy & activism
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