Hudur Urban Profile – Working Paper and Spatial Analysis for Urban Planning Consultations and Durable Solutions for Displacement Crises [EN/SO]

This working paper summarizes main aspects of an urban profile of Hudur from the spatial perspective. This analysis considers the development potentials and constraints of Hudur within a time frame of five to ten years.

Reference is made to other studies and data updates undertaken by UN agencies and other local and international stakeholders. However, given the current security situation in Hudur, there is no comprehensive study that captures in detail the situation of the town and its inhabitants.

Taking into consideration that development in Hudur can change quite quickly and depend on the overall economic, social and environmental trends in Somalia, the paper attempts to capture the main settlement topics and link them to the demands of the various communities living in town (including returnees, IDPs and the host community).

Based on the current Community Action Planning Process in Hudur’s urban villages, the recent establishment of the District Council, and reflecting on local, state and national strategy papers and plans, the paper outlines proposals for town planning and transformations with the integration and upgrading of the many IPD settlements in a way that all residents benefit from the improved living conditions, better access to urban services and job opportunities.

It is hoped that this working paper contributes to the necessary public discussion on Hudur’s future development and facilitates decision making by state and local authorities, including the new Hudur District Council, in the interest of all.

Source: UN Human Settlements Program