Land use and building planning creates the preconditions for a high-quality and vital built environment. Well-planned land use and building solutions promote well-being, vitality and sustainable development.
Land use and building is regulated by legislation and steered by the authorities. The objective of such steering is to:
- create a healthy, safe and pleasant living environment which is socially functional and meets the needs of different population groups
- ensure the high quality and energy efficiency of construction
- make the urban structure more cohesive and compact, while promoting sustainable development
- guarantee that everyone has the opportunity to participate in land use and building planning.
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