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Corruption in Urban Planning: A Guide for Professional and Trainee Planners

Urban planners are entrusted with the power to make critically important, long-term decisions that determine the future development of cities and towns around the world. The decisions they take shape the urban environment and directly affect the lives and livelihoods of entire communities.

Unfortunately, planning systems are particularly prone to corruption. With a focus on sub-Saharan Africa, this guide has been created to equip prospective and established urban planning professionals - from the public, private and civic sectors - with the necessary knowledge, tools and tactics to recognise and push back against corrupt practices in their day-to-day work, and within the planning and urban development sector more generally.