Cities need to plan now to be able to deliver the resources and services needed to ensure their populations survive – and thrive. Public transport and facilities, water supply, sanitation, energy, food and security are just some of the pressure points that will be affected by rising urbanization. The challenges that cities face, and will continue to face in the future, are complex and multi-sectorial. They are also very specific – no two cities are the same.
City leaders and planners can use such Frameworks which define their objectives and priorities. It would help in making their cities more sustainable, as well as specific guidelines for things like energy management systems, road safety, intelligent transport, responsible water consumption, health and well-being, cyber security, connectivity and much more.