Building obligations in Switzerland: Overcoming the passivity of plan implementation

Hengstermann, Andreas (2018). Building obligations in Switzerland: Overcoming the passivity of plan implementation. In: Gerber, Jean-David; Hartmann, Thomas; Hengstermann, Andreas (eds.) Instruments of Land Policy - Dealing with Scarcity of Land. Urban Planning and Environment (pp. 175-188). Routledge

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Switzerland finds itself confronted with a seemingly paradoxical situation: the building zone is too large while at the same time, there is not enough land available for structural development. Traditional planning instruments are failing in the face of this dilemma. A land policy approach by means of a building obligation shall provide redress and has been introduced in two places in the course of the SPA-revision. A building obligation has been added as a condition for the extension of the building zone. Additionally, there is an explicit task for the existing building zone, the building obligation must be incorporated into the cantonal planning and building law and the municipalities shall be able to apply to it. Considering Rothenbrunnen GR as a specific practical example also reveals that it is not the actual application that matters but rather the applicability and that building land can be mobilised (even if indirectly) by means of a building obligation.

Item Type:

Book Section (Book Chapter)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Human Geography > Unit Urban & Regional Planing
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Human Geography
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography
11 Centers of Competence > Center for Regional Economic Development (CRED)

UniBE Contributor:

Hengstermann, Andreas Heinrich

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 320 Political science
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 340 Law
700 Arts > 710 Landscaping & area planning

ISBN:

9781138201514

Series:

Urban Planning and Environment

Publisher:

Routledge

Language:

English

Submitter:

Andreas Heinrich Hengstermann

Date Deposited:

01 Mar 2018 14:51

Last Modified:

01 Mar 2018 17:30

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/111675

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