Portals Bring New OrleansBack Resources Urban Planning Action Plan Final Report

Urban planning ensures that there are going to be enough jobs available for its citizens, which is also one of the priorities for its local leaders. Cities are competing to each other in an effort to pull in more investors with the goal of creating economic activity.

Developing a Long and Lasting Relationship

Another reason why urban planning plays an integral role in any city is that its leaders are able to see all possible opportunities in urbanization.

Collectively held framework serves as a guide in reaching out to its citizens, energizing several departments and mobilizing partners so they’d become more engaged in achieving a common goal.

Instead of observing municipal boundaries, cities that are planning together can generate a competitive advantage all through cross-municipal coordination. Apart from spatial efficiencies, this enables them in drawing economies of scale that will boost negotiation abilities.

Prepared for the Future

Local leaders have the chance of driving constructive change if they will move away from the laissez faire. Cities that are planning for sufficient scale will be in a better position to anticipate their next moves instead of just reacting to the situation. This will eventually allow them to focus and solve the root cause of the problem than just what’s lying on the surface.