Models of territorial organization: Nicaragua
Nicaragua has created a top-level team of academics and professionals to plan its land regulation.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
The nation's Constitution says the state has to promote the "harmonious" development of the regions. However, urban growth and economic development has over the years becoming heavily concentrated on the Pacific coast at the expense of the Atlantic and central regions.
The trend to "provincialization," or the decentralizing of the federal government, could signal a step backwards in rational terms, but it's a response to historical and constitutional factors.
Panama has organized its territory to encourage competitiveness in tourism, technological services, transport, and trade, while keeping sustainable development in the forefront.
Given its socio-demographic situation and its size, El Salvador is the best-organized nation of Central America territorially.
Honduras has begun to regulate land use and ownership, beginning with planning at a municipal level.
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