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Negative and positive planning

A scientific space analysis approach towards preservation and protection of the ecological system on one hand and optimization of resources for enhanced economy on the other.

In the negative approach, all the areas which can be attributed to exclusively to one certain zone and which should be spared from development are defined first such as agricultural land, environmentally sensitive areas, etc. and the remaining areas, generally suitable for development are further considered in the positive approach, where all the areas and locations which are particularly adapted to a certain kind of function (e.g. settlement zone, industry zone etc.) are attributed to respective zones according to the suitability and the adopted planning principles, in a second step.

The approach is highly supported by GIS based modelling techniques.