Sectoral Plan

4-6 weeks
Toolbox Themes
  • Climate actionIncorporate an approach to efficiently streamline the city's disaster risk preparedness, combat climate change and its impacts and integrate disaster risk reduction and climate adaptation measures into urban planning processes, strengthening the city's overall resilience to natural hazards.
  • Socio-spatial inclusionReduce socio-spatial inequalities by promoting the even distribution of basic urban services, quality public spaces, affordable housing, and livelihood opportunities.

Define specific sectoral plans that include an overarching strategy and elaborated regulatory directives for thematics that cross-cut different areas.

  • Sectoral plan maps and regulatory directives report.


The land management and control activities define the land-use and density of each zone and subzone of the plan, providing clear regulatory and binding directives. However, several aspects and challenges of a city are systemic and require an overarching strategy. Depending on the context and its complexity, several sectoral plans can be developed to address issues such as water bodies and drainage systems, biodiversity corridors and wetlands, disaster risk reduction, climate action, energy and information systems, mobility, heritage, housing, waste management, slum regeneration, network of public spaces, etc. 

Urgent sectors might have been already identified during the analysis and diagnostic Block or in the Strategic Development Plan, addressed with specific goals and targets. The development of sectoral plans might also improve the quality of the land-use management, integrating specific recommendations or spatial indexes. It is recommended to develop the sectoral plans in parallel with the land management plan to ensure coherence. Key experts and stakeholders should be involved during the elaboration of the plans, to improve quality and implementation feasibility.

  1. Review previous activities and identify the key sectoral plans that should be developed.
  2. Engage with key experts and stakeholders who will advise in the development of the sectoral plans.
  3. Develop sectoral plans in parallel with the land management and control activities.
  4. Define regulatory directives and recommendations and integrate them into the final Land Management Plan.