The Toolkit on Community Based Urban Planning is unique in a number of ways. Firstly, it reflects a combination of key principles in participatory development and the modern requirements for sustainable urban development in Zimbabwe. Secondly, the key steps and tools can be adapted to different contexts with relative easiness if the user is innovative and well versed with the principles of participatory and interactive development. Thirdly, the toolkit is designed for use by a wide variety of practitioners including researchers, community based workers, rural and urban development facilitators, extension support agencies and any other interested audiences.