Land use planning is rarely a neutral process. Stakeholders often use it to control access to, ownership
of and use of land. It is therefore essential to have a participatory tool (with constantly counterchecked processes) and flexible monitoring approaches to ensure sustainable land use and secure
ordenamento do território
Land use planning is the systematic assessment of land and water potential, alternative patterns of land use and other physical, social and economic conditions.
Source: FAO, 2003