The challenges currently facing Marrakesh in urban planning and the development and implementation of comprehensive plans stem from French colonial policies, arguably because the colonial power imposed institutions and structures that not only stripped the locals of their intrinsic social and cultural identity but also barred them from being active participants in shaping their built environment. This chapter builds on Ibn Khaldun’s multidisciplinary analysis of development and a contemporary definition of collaborative approaches in order to examine how institutions based on justice create strong social networks that are fundamental to constructing cohesive societies and a built environment based on shared values.