Estrategia Nacional de Ordenamiento Territorial (ENOT)

Last Updated
30 March 2021
Start Date
1 January 2021

Action Implemented

The National Strategy for Territorial Planning ENOT is a medium and long-term public policy that seeks to contribute to the reduction of social inequalities, build more sustainable, safe and inclusive human, rural and urban settlements, as well as promote a more rational use of natural resources, with the territory as the sphere of action. ENOT is based on three national axes: Territorial Structuring, Territorial Development and Territorial Governance. This new vision of Territorial Planning includes attention to territorial problems with a regional scale that incorporates Urban Rural Systems (SUR) as a minimum geographic unit that transcends administrative boundaries (grouping non-urbanized areas, urban centers and functionally linked rural settlements); it is aligned with the different instruments related to territorial planning and the International Agreements signed by Mexico, such as the NAU; it incorporates goals that seek to contribute to the commitments established in the Sustainable Development Goals.

Outcomes and Expected Impact

Upon its publication, the Strategy will become an instrument that, with a systemic vision, will guide the different spheres of public power, in coordination with the social and private sectors, towards a more sustainable use and exploitation of the territory. In this sense, the ENOT is inclusive in social and territorial terms since it contemplates all urban settlements and incorporates rural settlements from a functional logic based on the social and economic links that exist between settlements.

Sustainability and Scalability

The strategy identifies nine potential aspects and opportunities for the country's development, such as: growth of the domestic market and labor force; social, cultural, economic and environmental wealth; natural resources and biodiversity; and potential for tourism development. On the other hand, it has a common welfare purpose towards 2040.

Innovative and Cultural Aspects

By 2040, the Land Management model in Mexico proposed in the ENOT will contribute to promoting social, economic, and cultural development in harmony with the rational use of natural heritage, forming a territorial structure articulated by regions that take advantage of the benefits of agglomeration economies to expand and diversify their productivity, reduce social inequalities, preserve and restore the ecological balance and build safe and inclusive environments with the participation of society in decision making.

Lessons Learned


Social Inclusion


Key Dates

Start year: 2021

Title of outcome document

Abu Dhabi Declared Actions

Associated with the Outcome Document

The Tenth Session of the World Urban Forum

Name of Organization

Secretaria de Relaciones Exteriores

Focal Point

Name : Diego de León Segovia

Type of Organization

Local and Regional Government

Initiative Location

Region : North America

Your initiative is contributing to

Promote sustainable urban development and the implementation of the New Urban Agenda at regional and local levels

Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 1 - End poverty in all its forms everywhere

Goal 2 - End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

Goal 11 - Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

New Urban Agenda Commitments

Building urban governance structures to establish a supportive framework

Planning and Managing Urban Spatial Development