A systematic literature review of sustainable urban planning challenges associated with developing countries
CITATION: Jooste, A. F., De Kock, I. H. & Musango, J. K. 2019. A systematic literature review of sustainable urban planning challenges associated with developing countries. South African Journal of Industrial Engineering, 30(3):253-261, doi:10.7166/30-3-2247.
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ENGLISH ABSTRACT: 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 1 January 2013 till 31 March 2019 were included, as they would have adhered to the contributions and protocols set forth at the largest UN Earth Summit conference. In this study, a review of the sustainable urban planning challenges was conducted. The challenges are then grouped into topics that align with the theme of the type of challenge. Finally, the challenges are analysed to identify the most well-known and disruptive challenges that restrict urban planners in developing countries.