Plan-OK-Please - Incubating Ideas for Regional Land Use Planning in India
Spatial planning in India is mostly limited to urban agglomerations.
With a strong urban growth, a new type of urbanism arises, that seems to be
neither rural nor urban. This so called ‘peri-urban’ growth encompasses a large
amount of valuable land, and if not regulated, causes high costs for the
construction of public (technical) infrastructure and leads to conflicts with
other land uses, such as agriculture or with environmentally protected areas.
Consistent and systematic spatial planning at the regional level can be an
important contribution to plan the rural-urban linkage. Under the ‘Land Use
Planning and Management’ (LUPM) project, GIZ collaborated with state governments
of Tamil Nadu and Odisha to strengthen the culture of a democratic and
integrative spatial planning in India and test several regional planning
approaches. To share the learnings during the project, ‘Plan-OK-Please’
conference was organised.