- Concept, functions and demarcation to other planning
- Urban land-use planning processes
- Scope of urban land-use planning
- Implementation of urban land-use planning: a comparison of systems
- Judicial scrutiny of urban land-use planning
- Problems and conflicts, means of conflict resolution, outlook
The term ‘urban land-use planning’ is defined in the Federal Building Code (Baugesetzbuch, BauGB). It includes preliminary urban land-use planning by means of preparatory land-use plans and final, binding planning through binding land-use plans. Together, both types of plan serve to prepare and steer the built use within each municipality. They are adopted by the local councillors or town council in accordance with a procedure prescribed by the Federal Building Code. Both landowners and the building permission authorities are bound by the binding land-use plan, which is adopted as a bye-law. The preparatory land-use plan only has effect within the local authority; binding land-use plans must be developed from the preparatory land-use plan.