DIGIPLAN - Evaluating Spatial Planning Practices with Digital Plan Data
The aim of this international project is to assess the extent, organisation and financing of digitisation of plan data as well as the use of these data in ESPON member countries.
Digitisation in public administration is gaining momentum in many European countries and spatial planning is no exception. The digitisation process is driven by ideas of efficiency, ideas of participation and improved public service, and an aspiration for new economic growth and business opportunities based on this data. Despite the potential impact on planning processes, knowledge on the contribution of these new data sets to policy making is rare.
DIGIPLAN analyses the digitalisation of plan data in context of the national planning systems including methods for evaluation with digital plan data and how planning is actually represented in such data. Furthermore, DIGIPLAN compares the digitalisation of plan data in European countries, including scope, organization, financing as well as the current and potential future uses of digital planning. In an additional in-depth case study, six countries are examined, whereby the WSL examines Switzerland and Germany.
More information and the final report can be found on the ESPON website: www.espon.eu/digiplan
2020 - 2021
Prof. h.c. Dr. Anna Hersperger