The POT defines the planning of the city for periods of 12 years, its validity is longer than the periods of the mayoralties, which gives it great weight in planning. It generates strategies for urban development and defines norms and land uses, including conservation soils. The POT defines the restoration and conservation of the Ronda del Rio Sinú as a structuring axis for the social, economic and environmental development of the city in its urban zone. In addition, the Ronda del Sinú is part of the main urban ecological structure and in turn connects the main urban ecological structure with the regional one, for example, through the peri-urban wetland systems and the orographic system. The POT reflects the ecosystem services provided to the city by part of the river's banks, for example: habitat for local fauna and flora, scenic beauty, public space available to all inhabitants.