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Systematic literature review of sustainable urban planning challenges associated with developing countries
Andre Franz Jooste

Last modified: 2019-08-29


The purpose of this study is to uncover the most prominent challenges that urban planners face when tackling sustainable practices in developing countries. The time frame was set to after the 2012 Rio +20 global summit. Therefore, only articles that were produced from Jan 1st, 2013 till March 31st, 2019 were included as they would have adhered to the contributions and protocols set forth at the largest UN Earth summit conference. A systematic literature review gathers all the recommended research required to conduct a qualitative assessment of a particular subject matter. In this study, a review on the sustainable urban planning challenges is conducted. Then, the challenges are grouped together into topics that align with the theme of the type of challenge. Finally, the challenges are tallied up to identify the most well know and disruptive challenges that restrict urban planners in developing countries.