Inadequate town planning

Experimental visualization of narrower problems
Other Names:
Nebulous city plans
Inadequate structural planning in built-up areas
Unplanned urban areas
Uncontrolled land development
Poorly managed urbanization

Unplanned and poorly managed urban growth causes environmental stress. Because of their concentrated nature, urban centres are significant consumers of natural resources. Where they are poorly managed, the uncontrolled spread of towns and cities contributes to unsustainable production and consumption patterns. The resulting impacts on land and water resources and on the atmosphere can be severe. Moreover, poorly-managed cities lead to negative health and environmental impacts for residents.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST