PLANET CENSE is a network of national spatial planning institutions and experts established as a consequence of the VISION PLANET project. It aims at pursuing and developing further the policy options laid down in the VISION PLANET project documents. The network will foster spatial integration and a cross-sector dialogue with: - The European Spatial Planning Gateway (ESP GATEWAY): an expert dialogue, research information and knowledge exchange on the application and further development of ESDP. - The Forum for Territorial Impact Analysis (TIAn FORUM): It offers an opportunity to develop and test the application of the planning instrument TIAn at transnational and cross-sector level. - The Planet Cense Conference: The conference will review on expert level the progress made in transnational spatial development so far and select politically viable and sound measures for implementation in international (political) processes, building on the results of the ESP Gateway and TIAn FORUM.
Planned and achieved results of PLANET CENSE are: - Establishment of a network of planners at different levels (national, regional and city), - Transferring important European spatial planning issues within the EU also to the Non-EU Member States and checking their applicability to specific requirements of the regions of the CADSES countries independent of their formal accession status, - Strategic spatial development document for CADSES which reflects on the current political developments and research results at European level, serving as a potential basis for ESDP plus, - Territorial Impact Analysis, - 2 pilot projects providing new perspectives for special implications of topical and future infrastructure investment projects as well as urban development activities of cities likely to support the development of new “Global Economic Integration Zones” (according ESDP) in CADSES, one potentially backed by promoting north/south rail connections between the Baltic and Adriatic Sea, - A Planet Cense Conference should guarantee the link between experts and the project to the political level and to other initiatives and organisations.