Tendencies in Spatial Planning in Austria

K. Hladká


In Austria there is a federal system, where the power is shared between national (Bund) and regional (Land) governments, with each having autonomy in some spheres, and able to pass laws. Power resides with the national government, although certain responsibilities may be delegated to regional governments. In Austria the national government has no competence in spatial planning, but planning at the national level is undertaken through a joint forum which has advisory powers, and in which the national government and the Länder Austrian are equal partners. At regional level the Austrian Länder play the primary role in spatial planning. The Austrian national government has only limited responsibilities.


Austria Conference on Regional Planning (ÖROK); Bund; Land/Länder; ÖSTAT (Austrian Central Statistical Office)

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