Over the past few years, the countries of the region have afforded increasing importance to land-use planning within their policies and instruments on territorial development. The Observatory has compiled policies and plans on land-use planning at the national and subnational levels in the 33 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, with a view to identifying trends in the different countries.

countries have a law, policy or plan concerning land use

have coordination mechanisms/linkages between sectoral and land-use planning identified by the Observatory

land-use planning instruments have been surveyd by the Observatory

Country Plan Plan temporality Type Authority Territorial scale
Plan Estratégico Territorial (última actualización) de Argentina Medium term Transversal Ministerio del Interior, Obras Públicas y Vivienda (MIOPV) de la Argentina Nacional
Physical Development Plan (PDP) of Barbados Long term Sectorial Town & Country Development Planning Office of Barbados Nacional
Plan Nacional de Ordenamiento Territorial de Costa Rica Medium term Sectorial Ministerio de Vivienda y Asuntos Humanos de Costa Rica Nacional
Esquema Nacional de Ordenamiento Territorial de Cuba Long term Sectorial Instituto de Planificación Física de Cuba Nacional
National Physical Development Plan of Dominica Long term Sectorial Ministry of Planning and Economic Development of Dominica Nacional
National Land Use Policy of Dominica Long term Sectorial Ministry of Planning and Economic Development of Dominica Nacional
Plan Nacional de Ordenamiento del Territorio de República Dominicana Long term Sectorial Ministerio de Economía, Planificación y Desarrollo (MEPyD) de República Dominicana Intermedio
Plan Nacional de Ordenamiento Territorial de El Salvador Medium term Sectorial Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales de El Salvador Nacional
Physical Plan of Grenada Medium term Sectorial Physical Planning Unit of Grenada Nacional
Guyana National Land Use Plan (2013) Long term Sectorial Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of Guyana Nacional
Plan Nacional de Ordenamiento Territorial de Panamá Medium term Sectorial Ministerio de Vivienda y Ordenamiento territorial (MIVIOT) de Panamá Nacional
Plan Parcial de Ordenamiento Territorial de Panamá Medium term Sectorial Distritos y Corregimientos de Panamá Local
Plan Marco Nacional de Desarrollo y Ordenamiento Territorial de Paraguay Long term Sectorial Secretaría Técnica de Planificación del Desarrollo Económico y Social (STP) del Paraguay Nacional
Ordenanzas Departamentales de Ordenamiento Territorial y Desarrollo Sostenible de Uruguay Long term Subnacional Gobiernos departamentales de Uruguay Intermedio
Directrices departamentales de ordenamiento territorial y desarrollo sostenible de Uruguay Long term Subnacional Gobiernos departamentales de Uruguay Intermedio
Plan Nacional de Ordenación del Territorio de Venezuela Long term Sectorial Comisión Nacional de Ordenación del Territorio de Venezuela Nacional