Urban Planning in Panama

The Housing Minister is to invite tenders to develop an land use plan for the whole country.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Panama's vice-minister for housing and land-use planning, Marta Riera de Álvarez, commented that real estate developers will be consulted with the aim of understanding their public service needs in order to carry out construction projects.

"The land-use planning project has begun with the coastal region of Los Santos where 35 new infrastructure projects have been completed. This scheme will be extended to the rest of the country," reports Prensa.com.

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Ordnance Planning for Greater Metropolitan Area

May 2013

The Government of Costa Rica is preparing a third plan for land ordnance in the Greater Metropolitan Area (GAM by its initials in Spanish).

This was announced by Guido Monge, Minister of Housing and Settlements (MIVAH)."It is called Plan GAM 2013, and will be built on the remains of its two predecessors: the Regional Urban Plan for the Greater Metropolitan Area (PRUGAM) and the Land Use Plan (POTGAM) (the latter introduced in January this year) which never, because of their designs, reached the approval stage, " noted an article in Elfinancierocr.com.

Models of Territorial Arrangements: Guatemala

July 2008

Guatemala has a diverse territory that requires the development of organizational strategies.

A White Paper has been prepared by a team integrating technical and social skills from the School of Organic and Evolutionary Planning, the consulting firm La Ceiba and the Association of Ecological Action.

Models of territorial organization: Honduras

July 2008

Honduras has begun to regulate land use and ownership, beginning with planning at a municipal level.

The absence of any formal regulation was laid bare in 1998 when Hurricane Mitch caused thousands of deaths and huge economic damage.
The aim of regulation is to identify areas that are suitable for development in a wide range of industries, such as tourism and mining, as well as for housing, farming and fishing.

Land use and organization model: Panamá

July 2008

Panama has organized its territory to encourage competitiveness in tourism, technological services, transport, and trade, while keeping sustainable development in the forefront.

Panama's planning experiences provide interesting implications for the process of territorial organization in Central America.

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