The course introduces spatial planning, identifying its rationale and benefits, its key principles and the main stages in the spatial planning process. It represents a useful reference for all those who want to promote and implement spatial planning in their countries as an instrument to reconcile and harmonize different, often conflicting, public and private interests on land, fisheries and forests.
The curriculum primarily addresses « change agents » – i.e. people who can have a direct impact by introducing changes in how tenure is governed. They include national policy makers and administrators, surveyors, trainers, legal support providers, civil society and non-governmental organizations, advocacy, control and monitoring professionals.
The course consists of 3 lessons, of approximately 30 to 50 minutes duration each:
- Why Spatial Planning?
- What is Spatial Planning?
- How to do Spatial Planning