Sustainable planning allows for an integral development and promotes actions that guarantee and support the capacity of society and the environment to interact in a balanced way considering economic, cultural and natural resources.
Sustainable development incorporates ecological and social integration patterns in territorial planning as a foundation for the promotion of just and equitable cities. It is a projection and design concept that emphasizes the benefits of an ecosystem and generates protection initiatives aimed at preserving the environment with an efficient and appropriate management, considering the short and long term needs.
The principles of sustainable management are based on the efficient use of materials, limiting waste, promoting renewable energies, reducing the negative impact on air, water, soil and vegetation, and improving natural cycles.
Planning, according to this scheme, compromises the present and the future of conservation, promotes civic responsibility in the protection of biodiversity and disseminates its biological, social and cultural value.