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  • M.Sc. Constantin Meyer
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AlpPlan Network

Introduction

  • Target groups are: spatial and sectoral planning professionals, experts and decision-makers from all Alpine Space countries and regions
  • Provides a platform for the transnational knowledge exchange of good practices and future solutions for sustainable land-use and spatial planning

Through its coordinating and balancing function, spatial planning plays an important role in developing sustainable land use strategies and safeguarding open spaces for generations to come. However, since legal competencies and planning procedures are strongly anchored at different administrative levels, there is a need to better coordinate spatial planning approaches across borders between Alpine states and regions. Preserving ecological connectivity, adapting to climate change and managing transport are just a few examples that suggest increased transnational cooperation in the field of spatial planning. 


The Interreg Alpine Space “OpenSpaceAlps” project  and the Academy for Territorial Development in the Leibniz Association (ARL) have joined forces in order to build a new network, based on the idea that especially approaches to open space planning should be developed and implemented across borders. The “AlpPlan” alpine spatial planning network aims to provide spatial and sectoral planning professionals, experts and decision-makers from all Alpine Space countries and regions with a platform for the transnational knowledge exchange of good practices and future solutions for sustainable land-use and spatial planning. The AlpPlan network will work in close cooperation with stakeholders among the existing transnational alpine cooperation framework, such as EUSALP and the Alpine Convention. 

 
The planned activities of the AlpPlan network include: 

  • annual conferences, which deal with current topics of alpine spatial development 
  • workshops targeted at specific topics (e.g. international capacity building seminar for young professionals, scholars and advanced students on alpine open spaces) 
  • elaboration, negotiation and signing of a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) in alpine spatial planning 

Title Photo by Karl Köhler on Unsplash

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spatial development
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Participants

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Timeline

Kick-off-meeting
Strategic online workshop (in collaboration with StMWi)
International online conference (in collaboration with StMWi)

Updates

Strategic online workshop (in collaboration with StMWi)

In the context of the “AlpPlan” alpine spatial planning network, the Academy for Territorial Development in the Leibniz Association (ARL), the Interreg Alpine Space project “OpenSpaceAlps”, and the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy; Department of Regional Planning (StMWi) have joint forces in order to host a strategic online workshop on 18th May 2021.

AlpPlan network international conference 2021 in collaboration with StMWi

The Academy for Territorial Development in the Leibniz Association (ARL), the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy (StMWi) and the Interreg Alpine Space Project “OpenSpaceAlps” jointly organized the international conference “Towards sustainable spatial development - transnational lessons on the safeguarding of open spaces and the reduction of land take” in order to facilitate transnational exchange on that matter in the Alpine Space.

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