Overcoming the passivity of plan implementation

Hengstermann, Andreas Heinrich (13 July 2018). Overcoming the passivity of plan implementation (Unpublished). In: AESOP. Göteburg. 10.-14.7.2018.

Official URL: http://www.aesop2018.se

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 (such as zoning plans) 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 recent revision of the Spatial Planning Act (SPA): 1) A building obligation has been added as a condition for the extension of the building zone. (new building zone). 2) 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. The paper will demonstrate the instrument's general mode of action and some first practical expierences by analysing the municpality of Rothenbrunnen (Canton Grisons) which introduced the instrument first nationwide. Considering this case 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:

Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)

Division/Institute:

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

UniBE Contributor:

Hengstermann, Andreas Heinrich

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 320 Political science
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 330 Economics
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 340 Law
700 Arts > 710 Landscaping & area planning

Language:

English

Submitter:

Andreas Heinrich Hengstermann

Date Deposited:

04 Jul 2018 16:28

Last Modified:

04 Jul 2018 16:28

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/118291

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