UN-Habitat's Call for Case Studies on Urban-Rural Linkages


Call for Case Studies relevant to the Urban Rural Linkages Guiding Principles and Framework for Action to Advance Integrated Territorial Development

by UN-Habitat

UN-Habitat invites you, as organizations and professionals working to integrate urban and rural sustainable development, to share your experiences and case studies in regards to relationships between urban and rural areas. In particular, UN-Habitat is looking for case studies relevant to the Urban Rural Linkages: Guiding Principles (URL-GP) and Framework for Action on past, ongoing or upcoming projects. The practices can be policies, strategies, tools, interventions, geographic or thematic projects whose aim is to advance territorial development by strengthening urban-rural linkages. Covid-19 response and recovery projects related to urban-rural linkages are highly encouraged, please reference the Issue Brief: COVID-19 through the Lens of Urban Rural Linkages-Guiding Principles and Framework for Action.

Please submit your case studies by 31st March, 2022 (Extended Deadline). However, you can submit your cases any time for consideration in subsequent editions of the Compendium. The case studies will be published on the UN-Habitat websiteUrban Policy Platform and Urban-Rural Linkages website and will be included in the third edition of the Compendium of Inspiring Practices of the Urban Rural Linkages to Advance Integrated Territorial Development, to be published in 2022. Full credit will be attributed to the authors and organizations submitting the case studies. Please see the First and Second edition of the Compendium for reference.

If you have a completed or ongoing project/tool/strategy/policy that you would like to submit, please fill out the Template for Case Studies. The template consists of 21 basic questions (e.g. name, location, challenges) and two multiple choice forms concerning your case and its relation to urban-rural linkages. Please keep your answers as concise as possible. Submissions should be made by completing the dedicated Online Form or submitted to with the Template, indicating in the subject: “3rd Call for Case Studies on Strengthening Urban-Rural Linkages”.

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* The deadline has been extended through to 31st March, 2022.

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