05/23
05/26
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The role of spatial planning and spatial development in the search for a radioactive waste repository in Germany

Introduction

Chair
Bernhard Müller
Organisational Assistant
Sebastian Ristau
Coordinator HQ
Katharina Kapitza
Contributors
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gesa Geißler, Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin
  • Dr. Peter Hocke-Bergler, Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse, Karlsruhe
  • M. Sc. Sarina Hüben, Regierung von Unterfranken, Würzburg
  • Can. Dr. Ryan Kelly, Öko-Institut e.V., Freiburg im Breisgau
  • Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Bernhard Müller, Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden
  • Sebastian Ristau, , Hannover
  • Dipl.-Ing. Nadine Schmidt, Bundesgesellschaft für Endlagerung mbH, Peine
  • Martin Steinebrunner, ,
  • Mathias Steinhoff, Bundesgesellschaft für Endlagerung, Peine
  • Prof. Dr. Anne Dore Uthe, Hochschule Harz, Halberstadt
  • Ltd. Regierungsdirektor Dipl.-Geogr. Oliver Weidlich, Regierung von Unterfranken, Würzburg
  • How should the planning criteria for site searches and site assessments be delineated and weighted?
  • What role do analyses of socioeconomic potential have in the process?
  • What can be learned from the site search process for the implementation of major infrastructure projects?
  • What is the relation between the scientifically-driven search processes for a repository site and political decisions about sites?
  • How are land use conflicts and conflicting interests dealt with?

The Working Group on ‘The role of spatial planning and spatial development in the search for a radioactive waste repository in Germany’ began its work in May 2023. Its focus is on theoretical and practical planning criteria in the search for a radioactive waste repository, with socioeconomic criteria and participation issues also playing a role. For planning and spatial development at the municipal, regional, and federal state levels, there are many reasons why it is important to provide timely and appropriate input regarding the selection and designation of a possible repository for radioactive waste in Germany.

The Working Group aims to address the following questions:

  • How should the planning criteria for site searches and site assessments be delineated and weighted?
  • What role do analyses of socioeconomic potential have in the process?
  • What can be learned from the site search process (especially from the intensive public participation) for the implementation of major infrastructure projects?
  • What is the relation between the scientifically-driven search processes for a repository site and political decisions about sites?
  • How are land use conflicts and conflicting interests dealt with?

 

Header image by Kilian Karger from Unsplash.

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