How is the territory managed?
Territory management watches over people’s quality of life (environment protection, access to housing and basic supplies), and must guarantee that infrastructures (transport, information and telecommunications), equipment and public services reach everyone, everywhere.
Territorial plans are the tools that define the illustrative frameworks and the objectives of public actions to achieve sustainable development in Catalonia, territorial balance and environmental preservation.
Urban plans are linked to territorial plans, and specify the location of great infrastructures. They protect green belts, establish the conditions for urbanizing, foresee remodelling and urban improvements… In short, they define and set the action frameworks of land and housing public policies.
Geographical and environmental information is essential in order to evaluate the needs of the territory, and to plan, manage and assess actions.