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UN Sustainable Development Goals

GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities


Planning is the process of thinking about the activities required to achieve a desired goal. It is the first and foremost activity to achieve desired results. It involves the creation and maintenance of a plan, such as psychological aspects that require conceptual skills. There are even a couple of tests to measure someone’s capability of planning well. As such, planning is a fundamental property of intelligent behavior. An important further meaning, often just called "planning" is the legal context of permitted building developments.

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Organizations relating to Planning

Save a Family Plan / London ON, Canada / Est. 1965
Agreement Concluded between the Governments of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture and the OAS General Secretariat Relative to an Extension for the Technical Cooperation for Execution of the Integral Development Plan for the Border Region Shared by the Three Countries / Est. 1994
Global Action Plan International / London, UK / Est. 1989
European Council of Spatial Planners / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1985
International Centre for Earth Construction / Villefontaine, France / Est. 1979
Action Plan for Protection, Development and Management of the Marine Environment of the Northwest Pacific Region / Busan, Korea Rep / Est. 1991
International Congress on Prospective, Prevision and Planning in Public Services / Paris, France
Nordregio - an international research centre for regional development and planning / Stockholm, Sweden / Est. 1997
International Planned Music Association / North Charleston SC, USA / Est. 1950
Development Planning Unit / London, UK / Est. 1971
African School of Architecture and Town Planning / Lomé, Togo / Est. 1975
Mediterranean Action Plan / Athens, Greece / Est. 1975
Rurality - Environment - Development / Attert, Belgium / Est. 1980
International Association for the Economics of Participation / Frederiksberg, Denmark / Est. 1978
APEC Centre for Technology Foresight / Bangkok, Thailand / Est. 1998
Meeting of Directors of United Nations Training, Research and Planning Institutes
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis / Laxenburg, Austria / Est. 1972
International Intervisitation Programme in Educational Administration and Planning / Lagos, Nigeria
Action Plan for the Protection and Development of the Marine Environment and Coastal Areas of the East Asian Region / Bangkok, Thailand / Est. 1981
Action Plan for the Protection and Management of the South Asia Seas Region / Colombo, Sri Lanka / Est. 1995
AACE International / Morgantown WV, USA / Est. 1956
Strategic Foresight Group / Mumbai, India / Est. 2002
International Society for Educational Planning / Henrico VA, USA / Est. 1970
International Institute for Educational Planning / Paris, France / Est. 1963
Student Planning Network / Est. 1998

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World Problems relating to Planning

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Inadequate health services
Social hardships of economic reform
Inadequate integrated freshwater management
Uncoordinated international river basin development
Inappropriate tree plantations
Subsistence approach to capital resources
Sleep-wake schedule disorder
Limited approaches to economic planning
Short-sighted decisions about intersocial interaction
Rescheduling foreign debts at market-related interest rates
Lack of grassroots involvement in economic planning
Defective land use planning
Labour displacement
Inadequate watershed management
Nationalistically determined development of natural resources
Planned obsolescence
Inadequate town planning
Economic and industrial production instability
Lack of integrated management of biodiversity

Action Strategies relating to Planning

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Developing international sustainable energy policy
Planning development of natural resources
Adopting environmental codes of conduct for business
Undertaking pre-disaster planning
Implementing sustainable strategies through local planning
Reforming health policy
Developing rainforest action plan
Strategic planning

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