National Urbanization Plan and Thimpu City Development Strategy
CURE has contributed to the development of Bhutan's National Urbanization Strategy and City Development Plan for Thimpu, the capital and largest city in the country. The aim was to develop a framework for the sustainable and regionally balanced urbanization of Bhutan and its capital city. The two documents were contextualized to Bhutan's geography, environment, culture, social traditions, political practices, traditional land and housing ownership system and vision of achieving Gross National Happiness. Knowledge and ideas were gathered in stakeholder consultations with slum and low-income communities, civil society organizations and government officials and incorporated into the Plan.