Cities worldwide are being compared on parameters of quality of life and their ability to attract individuals and institutions. Urban planning enables the creation of integrated cities that provide an enhanced quality of life to all , supports industries and provides employment opportunities for all.

UMC supports local governments through data collection and research, creation and updation of base maps and the accompanying tools and to use these spatial plans for improved decision making. UMC helps cities prepare long term strategic plans for overall development and growth of a city through participatory processes.