District Strategic Development Planning (Palestine)
EcoPlan created a participatory planning manual and facilitator’s guide that served as the first comprehensive roadmap for regional planning in occupied Palestinian territories (oPt). Its process and tools are utilized in establishing District Strategic Development Plans, the guiding strategies for regional land use planning and development in the oPt. The District Strategic Development Planning Manual was developed in close coordination with the Ministry of Planning and Ministry of Local Government and included a five-day training workshop for 26 Palestinian government officials and professionals to test the manual. The project received the 2008 Award of Excellence for International Development from the Canadian Institute of Planners.