Integrating biodiversity standards into municipal land-use regulations

Project lead

Anna Hersperger


Rolf Holderegger

Project staff

Stephanie Schwab Cammarano

Project duration

2023 - 2025


Land-use is one of the biggest drivers of biodiversity loss. Spatial planning at the municipal level is therefore key to promoting biodiversity and preserving ecosystem services. In this project, we examine the process of land-use plan revision and use case studies to analyse whether and how municipalities integrate biodiversity-friendly standards into building and zoning regulations.