Specialized Local and Regional Planning Bodies
The Specialized Local and Regional Planning Bodies are organizations that can be created by cantonal municipalities in order to promote participation in the preparation and implementation of the Regulatory Plan. These organizations shall be composed of not less than three or more than seven members, whose period shall coincide with that of the members of the designating corporation. Its members may be re-elected and hold their posts ad-honorem. These specialized organizations allow the participation of interested neighbors in its design to incorporate the preferences of the communities in the urban development.
Formalization: is the innovation embedded in the constitution or legislation, in an administrative act, or not formalized at all?
Frequency: how often does the innovation take place: only once, sporadically, or is it permanent or regular?
Mode of Selection of Participants: is the innovation open to all participants, access is restricted to some kind of condition, or both methods apply?
Type of participants: those who participate are individual citizens, civil society organizations, private stakeholders or a combination of those?
Decisiveness: does the innovation takes binding, non-binding or no decision at all?
Co-governance: is there involvement of the government in the process or not?
- embedded in the constitution/legislation
- Mode of selection of participants
- Type of participants
- democratic innovation yields a non-binding decision