Urban Development in Honiara: Harnessing Opportunities, Embracing Change

Urban Development in Honiara cover

Author/s (editor/s):

Meg Keen, Julien Barbara, Jessica Carpenter, Daniel Evans, Joseph Foukona

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Publication type:

Research paper

Honiara and its surrounding urban areas have the highest levels of population growth in the South Pacific, and the population could treble by 2050. Such rapid growth presents huge challenges, but also great opportunities. This report looks at how the people living in Honiara can manage growth and embrace urban opportunities. The authors consider possible pathways to enhance:

  • urban policy and governance .
  • diverse partnerships across communities, sectors and levels of government .
  • economic prosperity and livelihoods, and .
  • urban-rural linkages.

Within the community, there are many ideas and initiatives occurring right now to make Honiara a better place, and also many views of appropriate pathways forward. This report is an effort to capture current practice, the lessons learned that can shape the future, and possible pathways forward for Solomon Islanders to consider.

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