The Integrated Urban Development Framework (IUDF) is a policy initiative of the Government of South Africa, coordinated by the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA). The IUDF seeks to foster a shared understanding across government and society about how best to manage urbanisation and achieve the goals of economic development, job creation and improved living conditions for our people.
COGTA’s vision is to build a functional and developmental local government system that delivers on its Constitutional and legislative mandates within a system of cooperative governance.
resource-efficient cities and towns that are socially integrated, economically inclusive and globally competitive, where residents actively participate in urban life.
Importantly, this vision for South Africa’s urban areas recognises that the country has different types of cities and towns, which have different roles and requirements. As such, the vision has to be interpreted and pursued in differentiated and locally relevant ways.
To achieve the IUDF’s transformative vision, four overall strategic goals are introduced.
To ensure people have access to social and economic services, opportunities and choices.
To harness urban dynamism for inclusive, sustainable economic growth and development.
To enhance the capacity of the state and its citizens to work together to achieve social integration.
To forge new spatial forms in settlement, transport, social and economic areas.
These goals inform the priority objectives of the nine levers.
These partners have been supporting the IUDF: