The increasing use of underground space calls for careful spatial planning at the municipal, cantonal and federal levels. We evaluated good practice on all three planning levels. In summarizing our findings, we sought to identify the relevant success factors and stumbling blocks for underground spatial planning. Special attention was given to the availability, use and gathering of geological data as a basis for spatial planning.
- Collecting good-practice cases, especially in the areas of resources excavation, transport, geothermal energy use and protection of water sources and groundwater
- Conducting desktop research and expert interviews with project managers
- Presentation of the good practice cases as project-specific profiles
- Compilation of findings from good practice cases: success factors, hurdles and stumbling blocks for underground spatial planning
- Drafting of a short report with our findings
Dr. Ralph Straumann