The Zurich Pfannenstil Planning Group (ZPP) is an association of municipalities located along the eastern shore of Lake Zurich. The purpose of the association is to promote regional planning interests. EBP has supported the ZPP to meet its challenging responsibilities since 2013.
The approximately 38-square-mile Pfannenstil region encompasses twelve municipalities and a population of around 110,000. The region’s landscape is characterized by Lake Zurich, the Pfannenstil range and many tributaries that flow into Lake Zurich. Thanks to ideal sun exposure and spectacular views of the lake and the Alps, the region has developed into a very attractive location to live in. In addition to its immediate proximity to Zurich, the region offers quick access to many nature reserves and other recreational areas.
Strengthening and advancing quality of life
One of the ZPP’s main goals are to strengthen and advance the excellent quality of life within the region. This includes improving job opportunities, coordinating settlement and transport and tackling many other challenges.
Revising the regional development plan
The ZPP is committed to smart spatial development throughout the region. Thus, the ZPP draws up the necessary regional plans, assists in aligning the plans of its member municipalities with regional goals and advises on the implementation of these plans. The ZPP also coordinates various development projects in the region and acts as a liaison between the municipal and cantonal levels. The main instrument for accomplishing the ZPP’s objectives is the regional development plan, which underwent an extensive revision between 2012 and 2017. The administrative scope of the ZPP also includes the Pfannenstil Nature Network (NNP). The NNP is entrusted to implement the Canton of Zurich’s environmental protection initiatives in accordance with the regional development plan.
Regional planning mandate since 2013
EBP has been mandated since 2013 to carry out the diverse regional planning tasks and to help the region tackle its challenges. The scope of the mandate includes professional evaluation and management of all business affairs as well as active participation in executive board meetings, delegate meetings and information events.
Dr. Reto Nebel