The Federal Building Code is the most important plank of urban development law. It contains four chapters:
- Chapter One: General Urban Planning Law;
- Chapter Two: Special Urban Planning Law;
- Chapter Three: Other Provisions;
- Chapter Four: Transitional and Concluding Provisions.
General urban planning law covers such areas as urban land-use planning, building permission, land reallocation, expropriation and compensation, infrastructure provision and servicing, and nature conservation. Special urban planning legislation is concerned principally with urban rehabilitation, urban development and redevelopment, the preservation of physical structures and the specific character of areas, and urbandevelopment enforcement orders. Other provisions deal with valuation, ompetencies, administrative procedures and planning safeguards.