The IUDF strategic goals (Access, Growth, Governance, and Spatial Transformation) inform the priority objectives of the nine levers. The levers address in combination all of the structural drivers that promote the status quo in the country.
Cities and towns that are spatially organised to guide investments that promote integrated social and economic development, resulting in a sustainable quality of life for all citizens.
Cities and towns where people can walk, cycle and use different transport modes to easily access economic opportunities, education institutions, health facilities and places of recreation.
Cities and towns that are spatially equal, integrated and multi-functional in which settlements are well-connected to essential and social services, as well as to areas of work opportunities.
Cities and towns that have transitioned from traditional approaches to resource efficient infrastructure systems which provide for both universal access and more inclusive economic growth.
Cities and towns that grow through investments in land and property, providing income for municipalities that allow further investments in infrastructure and services, resulting in inclusive, multi-functional urban spaces.
Cities and towns that are dynamic and efficient, foster entrepreneurialism and innovation, sustain livelihoods, enable economic growth, and generate the tax base needed to sustain and expand public services and amenities.
Cities and towns that are home to socially and culturally diverse citizens, who are actively involved in city life and committed to making South Africa work.
Cities and towns that have the necessary institutional, fiscal and planning capabilities to build inclusive, resilient and liveable urban spaces.
Cities and towns are supported by a fiscal framework that acknowledges the development potential and pressures of urban spaces, manage their finances effectively and efficiently, are able to access the necessary resources and partnerships for inclusive urban growth.
These partners have been supporting the IUDF: