In Russian spatial planning processes, ecological issues are currently considered almost exclusively through zoning regulations within urban planning processes. The Federal Urban Planning Code 2004 provides the legal basis for these regulations. Recent efforts for its amendment, which also include the introduction of strategic environmental assessments of plans and programmes, could strengthen the consideration of environmental issues in spatial planning. The first part of the article presents the main regulations concerning spatial planning in Russia. The second part will describe the most important legal instruments for taking into account ecological issues. Last but not least, it focuses on approaches to improve the integration of ecological issues into spatial planning decisions as well as on deficiencies and regulatory gaps.
|Translated title of the contribution||Taking into Account Ecological Issues in Russian Spatial Planning Processes : Part I: An Introduction|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
- Russia; Germany; Spatial planning abroad; Strategic environmental assessment; Environmental law;