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

Country Plan Plan temporality Authority Territorial scale
Development Plan of Antigua and Barbuda Medium term Parishes and dependencies of Antigua and Barbuda Local
Plan Urbano Ambiental de Buenos Aires (Argentina) Long term Consejo del Plan Urbano Ambiental de Buenos Aires, Argentina Intermedio
Land Use Plan of Bahamas Long term Ministry of Public Works of Bahamas Local
Secondary Plans of Bahamas Long term Ministry of Public Works of Bahamas Local
Municipal Development Plan Operations Manual of Belize Long term Districts of Belize Local
City Master Plan of Belize Long term Belize City Council Intermedio
Plan de Ordenamiento Urbano y Territorial (POUT) de Bolivia Long term Entidades territoriales de todo nivel - Bolivia Local
Plan Municipal de Ordenamiento Territorial (PMOT) de Bolivia Long term Gobiernos autónomos municipales de Bolivia Local
Planes de Intervención Urbana (PIU) de Bolivia Long term Entidades territoriales de todo nivel - Bolivia Local
Plan de Desarrollo Municipal (PDM) de Bolivia Medium term Gobiernos autónomos municipales de Bolivia Local
Plan Regulador Intercomunal de Chile Medium term Secretarías Regionales Ministeriales de Vivienda y Urbanismo de Chile Intermedio
El Plan de Desarrollo Comunal (PLADECO) de Chile Medium term Gobiernos municipales de Chile Local
Plan Regulador Comunal de Chile Medium term Gobiernos municipales de Chile Local
Planes de Desarrollo Territoriales de Colombia Medium term Departamentos y municipios de Colombia Local
Plan Regulador de Costa Rica Long term Cantones de Costa Rica Local
Local Area Plans of Dominica Long term Parishes of Dominica Local
Development Plan of Dominica Medium term Physical Planning Division of Dominica Nacional
Planes Urbanísticos Complementarios de Ecuador Medium term Gobiernos regionales, provinciales, municipales y metropolitanos de Ecuador Local
Planes de Desarrollo Urbano y Rural de El Salvador Medium term Municipios de El Salvador Local
Planes Parciales de Ordenamiento Urbano El Salvador Medium term Municipios de El Salvador Local
Plan Municipal de Ordenamiento y Desarrollo Territorial de El Salvador Medium term Municipios de El Salvador Local
Plan Regulador Municipal de Guatemala Medium term Municipios de Guatemala Local
Plan de Desarrollo Municipal y Ordenamiento Territorial de Guatemala Medium term Municipios de Guatemala Local
Town Planning Scheme of Guyana Medium term Municipal Councils of Guyana Local
Plan Communal de Développement (PCD) de Haití Long term Comunas de Haití Local
Planes Estratégicos Municipales (PEM) de Honduras Medium term Municipios de Honduras Local
Planes Municipales de Ordenamiento Territorial de Honduras Medium term Municipios de Honduras Local
Planes y Programas Municipales de Desarrollo Urbano en México Medium term Entidades federativas y municipios de México Local
Plan de Desarrollo Municipal de Nicaragua Medium term Municipios de Nicaragua Local
Plan de Ordenamiento Territorial Municipal de Nicaragua Long term Municipios de Nicaragua Local
Plan local de Ordenamiento Territorial y Urbano Panamá Medium term Municipios de Panamá Local
Plan Parcial de Ordenamiento Territorial de Panamá Medium term Distritos y Corregimientos de Panamá Local
Plan de Desarrollo Sustentable del Municipio de Paraguay Medium term Municipios de Paraguay Local
Plan de Acondicionamiento Territorial (PAT) de Perú Long term Municipalidades provinciales del Perú Local
Planes Urbanos Locales de Perú Medium term Municipalidades provinciales del Perú Local
Development plan of Trinidad and Tobago Long term Ministry of Housing and Urban Development of Trinidad and Tobago Local
Planes Locales de Uruguay Medium term Intendencias municipales de Uruguay Local
Planes sectoriales de Uruguay Medium term Gobiernos departamentales de Uruguay Local
Programas de Actuación Integrada de Uruguay Medium term Intendencias municipales de Uruguay Local
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