As a result of Law 31/2010, the new metropolitan administration has acquired new powers with regard to integrated metropolitan urban planning. During the period from 2011 to 2015, technical considerations were made for the process of drafting the new Urban Master Plan (PDU).
- Formulation of the metropolitan Urban Master Plan (PDU) and of the Metropolitan Urban Development Plan (POUM).
- Processing of urban planning of a metropolitan nature or affecting more than one municipality.
- Preparation of reports required for the authorization of provisional works and uses.
The Directorate of Urban Planning Services has continued with its task of providing cooperation and technical, legal, and economic assistance to the metropolitan municipalities with regard to planning, action programs, and projects. During this period, studies, reports, and documents regarding planning and urban management were prepared and have defined and developed support programs.
These tasks require basic information and the execution of studies in various fields in order to have accurate knowledge of the metropolitan area. During this four-year period, a notable achievement was the finalization of the Metropolitan Topographical Map, which encompasses the entire urban metropolitan nucleus, and the execution of a series of studies which provide a broader and synthetic vision of the region, intended for the drafting of the future PDU.