TUSEC-IP is a contribution to balanced and sustainable spatial development in the Alpine Space where soil and land are highly restricted resources. Partners from various countries will set up a tool for a better management of urban soils in planning procedures.
The tool has to be simple, user-orientated, plausible and scientifically founded. For that scientific institutions and planners from municipalities from different countries work together to develop a technique for urban soil evaluation and will put this tool to test in actual planning procedures.
Legal differences in the countries involved will be considered. Simultaneously strategies to implement the technique in municipal and regional planning proceedings are developed and disseminated in collaboration with NPOs. The resulting planning tool is meant for directing economic development to locations being ecologically sustainable, promoting soil-conserving and land-saving concepts and managing a higher reliability of planning especially in city regions.