Today, 80% of the population of Latin America and the Caribbean lives in cities, where economic, social and political relations are therefore played out. The Observatory plays a part in addressing the challenges set forth in the outcome of Habitat III and in the 2030 Agenda, by reflecting the characteristics of urban planning at the national level and the related policies and legal frameworks.
The Observatory has surveyed 63 urban planning tools in 30 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean
countries have legislation underpinning and governing their urban planning tools
of the urban planning tools surveyed are legislative in nature
of the urban planning tools surveyed are the responsibility of a subnational entity