Strategic Planning for Eco-Efficient and Socially Inclusive Infrastructure

Date: 2011-12

EcoPlan supported the development of tools and the delivery of a seven day training on eco-efficient and socially inclusive infrastructure. Participants included municipal planners, architects, engineers and administrators from local governments throughout Asia and the Pacific. The training included lectures from leading academics and practitioners in the field, field trips to visit eco-efficient infrastructure and intensive group work focused on real case studies used walk through the strategic planning process. This training was conducted in conjunction with a four-year research, testing and development project to produce a set of guidelines and accompanying publication on eco-efficient and social inclusive infrastructure, carried out by UNESCAP. EcoPlan’s strategic planning framework was incorporated into this publication and training, to provide a structure for decision-making to help prioritize choices and focus resource use efficiently.