Urban legislation is the set of policies, laws, decisions and practices that govern, manage and develop the urban context. It is a broad and diverse field that interacts with various elements within the scope of cities. These norms and legislations have to be relevant and clear for local politics, integrated and flexible to avoid negative impacts within the most vulnerable groups in the urban surroundings.
5. Urban rules and legislation
Progress on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development will be decided in cities, as more than half of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have urban components. In Latin America and the Caribbean, where eight out of ten people live in cities, this reality implies great challenges, but also offers significant opportunities. Cities are the engines of economic growth; however, they are also the largest emitters of greenhouse gases, and their growth occurs in a context of great inequalities in the region's societies.
On December 5 and 6, the XXXI MINURVI Assembly was held at ECLAC headquarters, a regional meeting aimed at promoting adequate and decent housing, sustainable urban development, urban resilience and adaptation to climate change.