OUT NOW: The Country Profile of Liechtenstein

ARL International ARL International
published on 05/05/2023

Liechtenstein is one of only two double-landlocked countries worldwide, surrounded by Austria and Switzerland in the center of the Alps. The historical development of spatial planning in the principality of Liechtenstein has been strongly influenced by four specificities.First, the regulation of the Rhine and the transition from an agrarian society to an international leader in industry as well as financial services. Second, the autonomy of the eleven municipalities that is so strong that the constitution of the principality gives them the right to leave the principality if a majority of the eligible voters decides to do so. Third, a strong orientation towards grassroots democracy and, fourth, a constitutional right to property, the two last characteristics often going hand in hand.

Read more about the planning system in Liechtenstein at https://www.arl-international.com/knowledge/country-profiles/liechtenstein.