Global Land Use Survey
From July 2018 to January 2019, The Urban Law Center engaged seven Urban Law Student Fellows (ULSFs) in a research collaboration with UN-Habitat on a Global Land Use Survey. The Legislation Unit of UN-Habitat developed a questionnaire for this survey, consisting of seventeen questions facilitating data collection in three thematic areas for a pre-selected global sample of 200 cities around the world: a) Urban Areas; b) Urban Plans and Public Space; and c) Institutional Capacity. The data gathered from the research was intended to assist with planning systems for UN-Habitat to implement the New Urban Agenda and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Applying the questionnaire, the Urban Law Center’s ULSFs drafted land use reports for seven U.S. cities including Chicago, Illinois; Houston, Texas; Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota; New York, New York; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Portland, Oregon; and Toledo, Ohio.