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AT01_AT_Austrian Spatial Development Concept_2011

Name of the country Austria (Tirol)
Sector General
Name of the document (original) Österreichisches Raumentwicklungskonzept ÖREK 2011
Name of the document (English) Austrian Spatial Development Concept
Administrative level National
Type of the document Guideline
Year of adoption 2010
Foreseen duration 2020
Comments Bearbeitung Riedl
Sector Spatial Planning
Territorial unit (NUTS/LAU) AT
Authority Austrian Spatial Planning Conference
Availability in English Yes
Legally binding Legally binding
SGI coverage SGI
Integration as a concept Yes
Integration elements
Adm. levels
Fin. sources
Description Actors: Ministries, Regional Governments, National Chambers, Association of Municipalities, Policies: Spatial Planning, Regional Development, Administrative levels: National
Major objectives to strengthen the overall Austrian perspective in the area of planning with a spatial impact and the three-times higher need for coordination and cooperation
Short Summary The Austrian Spatial Development Concept (ÖREK) is a strategic steering instrument for overall spatial planning and development at the national and Länder level as well as for cities and municipalities. It is not a concept that precisely defines and maps uses and their locations, but rather a jointly drafted “scheme” with a program for action. It has a timeframe of ten years. Its purpose is to serve as guidance or as a guideline for the actions of the federal government, Länder, cities and municipalities as well as of interest group representatives; it furthermore aims to strengthen cooperation between these levels - also within the scope of the Austrian Conference on Spatial Planning (ÖROK). The Austrian Spatial Development Concept considers currently binding framework documents (e.g. Alpine Convention) and development schemes (e.g. Austrian Strategy for Sustainable Development, Energy Strategy Austria, Austrian National Climate Change Strategy) and combines their strategies with the principles and measures of an integrated spatial development.
Centralised/decentralised Decentralised
Governance model
Public services
Public-private partnership
Measures The implementation of the tasks requires the collaboration of the different public institutions. This need to cooperate was ultimately a key criterion for inclusion in the Austrian Spatial Development Concept 2011. Many of the actions of the Austrian Spatial Development Concept 2011 require a discursive process with the involvement of groups of actors. Generally, civil society stakeholder groups are to be addressed more proactively than up to now.
Type of finance
No sources available.
Sources of finance
Stakeholders' list
Federal/national Austrian Spatial Plannining Conference (ÖROK); Ministries; National Chambers;
State/provincial/departmental 9 Offices of Regional Governments
Local Assosications of Towns and Municipalities
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