CH-1.3 :: Right of ownership

Relevance of the issue and justification of the need for research:
The right of ownership is very deeply entrenched in Swiss law. At the same time, the new Spatial Planning Act (Raumplanungsgesetz, RPG) demands for internal development and compact building. The internal development of residential areas poses a daunting challenge because often solutions have to be sought in consultation with many private landowners, which may block the project.
Specific research topics and knowledge gaps:
Land management
• Reconsider the right of ownership: Show how the right of ownership in Switzerland could be reviewed, ensuring the feasibility of the mission set out by the Spatial Planning Act when it comes to compact building and internal development.
• Network, SME/consultant, national/regional/local authority, others, workshop participants