O PROGRAMA NACIONAL DA POLÍTICA DE ORDENAMENTO DO TERRITÓRIO (PNPOT) Oportunidade e utilidade de um documento programático
Palavras-chave:PNPOT, Ordenamento do Território, Planeamento Territorial, Portugal.
Linha de Investigação: 1. Cidade e projeto Tópico: Planeamento, políticas e governança.
There is a problem of territorial disorganization in Portugal that needs to be researched and addressed in order to be reversed. The National Program of Spatial Planning Policy (PNPOT) - a top instrument of the portuguese territorial management system - was conceived in 1999 with the aim of contributing with a vision that would guide the spatial organization of the country, however its appropriation in the main political decisionswith territorial impact has not been very successful. This article presents a critical reading of the PNPOT and the accompanying documents, with a focus on the 2019 revision of this important program. Some of the virtues and shortcomings of PNPOT 2019 are underlined, as well as some of the relevant criticisms, with the aim of assessing its potential in the current context and integrating its proposals in other political instruments with relevant territorial impact.
Keywords: PNPOT, Land Use Planning, Spatial Planning, Portugal.
Thematic clusters: 1. City and project Topic: Planning, policies and governance