AT-14 :: Is the ideal spatial utilisation possible?The central question is a solution for conflicts of interest - which solutions are prioritised, which are put on hold? Decisions sometimes are not reversible (e.g. power plants, urban sprawl) and not easy to handle. A major concern is the deciding factor. Most often there are overlaps in usage (e.g. dense settlements following well connected traffic routes with a certain noise problem vs. wide urban sprawl along the city boarder/ exurbs). The legal aspects have to be re-defined (who is responsible: state/county/municipalities, EU, tourism/nature conservation, law makers, land owners, also scientists, ...). In this context the question of “soil as property” has to be answered. Is soil public property? Furthermore, questions concerning the societal impact on soil should be scientifically researched.
• How can we resolve conflicts of interest around soil as private property with public value?How do we handle land use rights and public interest legally?
• What is an ideal way of spatial planning for different regions?
• How should spatial utilisation look like ideally in the future? E.g. is a mobility-protecting development also area and soil sparing? Can different goals be fulfilled at the same time?
• What changes in framework conditions are to be expected?
• How do processes and instruments look like? What are possible deficits?
• What is the societal impact on soil?