• Tuesday 18 Oct 2016
  • Urban legislation in Latin America: The compared experiences of Brazil, Colombia and Ecuador

    Networking Events
    Venue: R13
    Lead Organization:
    • Ministerio De Desarrollo Urbano Y Vivienda Del Ecuador – Ministry Of Housing And Urban.
    Partner Organization:
    • Development Of The Republic Of Ecuador Ministerio De Desarrollo Urbano Y Vivienda Del Ecuador – Ministry Of Housing And Urban Development Of The Republic Of Ecuador Asamblea Nacional Del Ecuador – National Assembly Of The Republic Of Ecuador National Planning Department Of Colombia – Departamento Nacional De Planeación De Colombia Ministry Of Cities Of Brazil – Ministerio Das Cidades Government Of The City Of São Paulo -Brazil Cities Alliance Inter American Development Bank.

    The Ministry of Housing and Urban Development of Ecuador
    and the National Assembly of Ecuador, since the year 2011
    had promoted the development of the Organic Law of
    Spatial Planning, Use and Management of Land (LOOTUS in
    Spanish), which was approved by the legislative organ
    (National Assembly) in May of 2016. The LOOTUS seeks to
    establish the guiding principles and general rules that will
    guide the exercise of the competencies of spatial planning,
    use and management of rural and urban land in Ecuador.
    On the other hand, both Colombia and Brazil in the year 1997
    and 2001 respectively, issued national legislations with similar
    objectives as the Ecuadorian LOOTUS. In Colombia, the “388
    Law” was issued with the objective of establishing the
    mechanisms that promote the equitable and rational use of
    land, the preservation of the ecological areas, disaster
    prevention and efficient urban intervention; on the other
    The Brazilian “City Statute” was the culmination of several
    legal reforms in the urban scope in which the Right to a
    sustainable city was recognized. In this context, and with the
    objective of promoting the exchange of experiences
    regarding the implementation of urban legislation and land
    management in Latin America and to encourage the learning
    process among stakeholders involved in the implementation
    of urban legislation this Networking Event will present a
    comparison between the implementation process of urban
    legislation that Brazil and Colombia had experienced through the presentation of different
    aspects of both Colombia and Brazil´s achievements and
    shortcomings in the application their urban legislation and by
    analyzing the potentialities and challenges of the Ecuadorian
    Land Law.