The Department of Spatial Planning and Urban Planning intends to help cities better control, understand and plan their urban expansion and prepare the land that will serve this purpose. He is working on a national atlas project for expansions. This will provide both the conceptual framework as well as the basic empirical data and quantitative dimensions of the past and present urban expansions of cities, needed to measure and model massive urban growth expected in the coming decades.
Ambitious project at the Department of Spatial Planning and Urban Planning. He is working on a study to develop a National Atlas of Urban Expansions. Its purpose is to provide the quantitative and qualitative data needed to understand urban expansions, ie land converted to urban use in the last 20 years on a first sample of 25 cities.
It will also provide maps and metrics of the spatial changes in these cities during this period to help these cities better control, understand and plan for this massive expansion and to prepare the lands that will be used for this purpose. . It will also provide both the conceptual framework as well as the basic empirical data and quantitative dimensions of the past and present urban expansions of cities, needed to measure and model the massive urban growth expected in the next decades.
The proposed study should provide the Department with spatial data to identify urban densities and extensions to predict and guide urban growth and expansion before it is too late to reverse.
It will also help to understand and understand urban growth (articulation between land policies and urban form) in order to evaluate public policies and efforts made in urban practices and their effectiveness and build effectively sustainable territories as embodied in the new urban agenda and sustainable development goals. "The National Atlas of Urban Expansions will provide a new platform for the study of more and more layers of data in a systematic way. It will therefore become an effective tool for the monitoring of cities at the national level, a tool that will allow us to systematically measure the indicators emanating from the objectives of the new urban and sustainable agenda in a rigorous manner. It will also allow us to position ourselves globally and compare our data and the evolution of our cities in this area, "says the ministry. The atlas of urban expansions will concern 25 Moroccan cities among the most important in terms of population and urban dynamics. These cities will be defined by their population threshold (greater than 100,000 inhabitants) and identified by the area of urban development master plans associated with them.