Underdeveloped countries are faced with serious urban issues such as social disorder, environmental pollution, flood, traffic jam and accidents. Most of these problems evolves and affects urban life by causing morbidity and mortality or creating unpleasant landscape. Otherwise when the process of urban creation is poorly managed, the upsurge of urban challenges will be observed. Urban planners and other construction actors in Abidjan do not have the same understanding of urban development due to the inadequate system established at national level. The study based on scrutiny of urban creation process in Abidjan, economic capital city of Cote d’Ivoire, evaluates the urban space development strategy focusing on urban policies and regulatory documents, construction and management actors, and the different related challenges.
Key words: Urban planning and management, urban construction, process, actors, stakeholders, funding, challenges.