Contents page 1 — this is how we build the Switzerland of tomorrow page 2 — Finally, more density page 3 allow The laws to implement rigorously page 4 — architects need to think in political terms On a page

planning to read, the assumes in Switzerland has always been to channel the Unwanted. Sometimes in the literal sense. As of 1963, broke out in Zermatt, a typhoid epidemic, the three people brought to the grave, and hundreds to the hospital, responded shocked the Public and the policy came under pressure. They revised the national water protection act, and since then the following applies: A house may also be built in Switzerland only on a parcel of land that is connected to a Sewerage system and a wastewater treatment plant.

to build Because of the pipe meters cost a lot, and not every hamlet has a private sewage treatment plant can afford, it’s worth it now, closer to the neighbors. The Salmonella Typhi is one of the first driver to a structural compaction was inside, as it is called in the jargon.

shows The history: The most curious factors, and different laws determine how and where the Switzerland, it is cultivated and how the Land looks in the end.

spatial planning is a Patchwork and an ever-tougher negotiation process, fraught with many setbacks and much frustration.

That awakens the desire for radical, simple solutions. As proposed by, for example, the urban sprawl initiative, which on Sunday will be matched. The Initiative calls for the building zones in the whole of Switzerland on the Stand today to freeze.

The referendum will fail, the recent polls show. Also, because the initiators were not able to demonstrate convincingly that the urban sprawl of the country actually stopped and not powered.

But the big questions remain about the vote Sunday, on an urgent basis:

How will our country look like when nearly ten million people live? So it predict the statistician for the year 2035.

And how do politicians, planners, investors, these people, so we all feel, in a Ten-million-Switzerland at home?

1. The detec re-This article dates back to the TIME no 07/2019 organize. Here you can read the entire issue.

The Federal Department of the environment, transport, energy and communications (detec) is the “super Ministry” of Switzerland. What is distributed in other countries on countless members of the government, in Germany, have a single councillor. The detec determined by the national roads, public transport, the energy and climate policy, the forest and the countryside. Only Doris Leuthard, who led the Department for eight years, made plenty of little out of your concentrated planning power. They saw their task as being the various interests, if possible, the dispute balance. It is change to Simonetta Sommaruga, its successor, the to – and as quickly as possible.

Clearly, the Federal government has first say in the last few years in spatial planning really something, and, as before, the cantons and municipalities, which create the structure and zone plans and implement them. But why is the Federal office for spatial development (ARE) in the Department of internal pecking order ranks so far below, is incomprehensible.

Actually, it is the most important office in the whole of the detec. A General staff of the same, ought to be the ARE over all detec-Offices, and all Decisions to a question of tapping: What’s the difference with our country?