Bundled infrastructure planning and admissions and integrated conversion of regional supply systems – challenges for environmental and sustainability assessments? (INTEGRIS)
Supply and waste disposal infrastructures are essential conditions to maintain our quality of life and the condition for sustainable development. Changes in the environment and society have repercussions on infrastructures and their transformation.
Fewer environmental problems and social and economic advantages are expected by jointly relocating and bundling different infrastructures such as electricity, water, gas, information and communication services, district heat, waste water and others. Synergies and/or bundling options .are partly also legally specified for example in the conservation law or planning law. Especially in order to fulfil the targets of regional planning the bundling of infrastructures is relied on. This development goal is specifically not among the long term planning targets of other systems (Plan for Federal Traffic Routes, Digital Agenda, less specific: Energy Transition, Climate Protection Goals etc.)