A better method of planning for city fringes. Validated RNRRS Output.


This is one of 280 summaries describing key outputs from the projects run by DFID's 10-year Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy (RNRRS) programmes.

Associated with Projects including R8365, PD117 and R7872. Developed in Kolkata in West Bengal (India), a new planning approach is available to help decision makers apply participatory planning in difficult peri-urban environments. Conventional planning systems are unsuited to the complexity of peri-urban areas. To overcome this, the 'Peri-Urban Participatory Action Planning and Implementation' (PU-PAPi) method combines established participatory planning methods with new features, and so is better suited to such complex settings. The method has already been validated in India and Bangladesh, and is expected to be applied at various locations worldwide. An adapted form of PU-PAPi is already being used in the EC MANGROVE Project working with poor communities in Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam.

The CD has the following information for this output: Description, Validation, Current Situation, Current Promotion, Impacts On Poverty, Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (16 pp.) taken from the CD.


NRSP29, New technologies, new processes, new policies: tried-and-tested and ready-to-use results from DFID-funded research, Research Into Use Programme, Aylesford, Kent, UK, ISBN 978-0-9552595-6-2, p 123.

Published 1 January 2007