The paper analysed the current configuration of municipal finance from the point of view of sustainability, with particular emphasis on aspects related to urban planning and construction activities, given its relevance.
The report initially conducted a brief description of the different revenues of local finances and their structure. Next, the income of the Catalan municipalities for the period 2001-2005 was analysed, especially those sources of income related to environmental vectors. An analysis of municipal revenues for different geographical areas was also conducted: provinces and regions, coastal/interior areas, and municipalities of the Metropolitan Area.
Finally, some proposals were presented to contribute to a more sustainable organisation of the local treasuries. The proposals were divided between those that might be already applicable and those that would require regulatory changes. Some indicators were also developed.