This is the online first version published on 2022-02-10. Read the most recent version. Ecosystem services in urban and regional planning instruments Authors Sonja Deppisch HafenCity Universität Hamburg Anne Heitmann HafenCity Universität Hamburg Günden Savaşçı ifuplan Institut für Umweltplanung und Raumentwicklung Dagmar Lezuo ifuplan Institut für Umweltplanung und Raumentwicklung DOI: https://doi.org/10.14512/rur.122 Keywords: ecosystem services, urban region, regional plan, regulatory land-use plan, urban development concept, regional development concept, resilience, sustainable land-use Abstract Land-use in complex urban regions and their future development is uncertain, especially in view of (global) change conditions and the planetary boundaries discussed. An encompassing discussion and weighting within planning is necessary, on what ecosystems offer which kind of services to urban and regional societies and how this current supply and further potentials can be sustainably used. This is essential to contribute to a resilient urban and regional development. Scientific discussions on the role of ecosystem services in spatial planning do partly investigate the current status-quo of references to ecosystem services. This paper presents results from two German case study regions on the extent of references to ecosystem services in existing spatial planning instruments. Both binding as well as non-binding regional and urban development concepts were considered. Although none of the planning instruments explicitly uses the term “ecosystem services”, references to ecosystem services can be identified in all instruments. However, the majority of classified ecosystem services is not linked to specific objectives. This evokes questions on if spatial planning is oriented on keeping options open to act in the future and what the detected blind spots tell about the interpretation of the vision of sustainable spatial development. Downloads Download data is not yet available. Author Biography Günden Savaşçı, ifuplan Institut für Umweltplanung und Raumentwicklung Downloads PDF (Deutsch) HTML (Deutsch) XML (Deutsch) Published 2022-02-10 Versions 2022-02-28 (2) 2022-02-10 (1) How to Cite Deppisch, S., Heitmann, A., Savaşçı, G. and Lezuo, D. (2022) “Ecosystem services in urban and regional planning instruments”, Raumforschung und Raumordnung | Spatial Research and Planning. DE, 80(1). doi: 10.14512/rur.122. More Citation Formats ACM ACS APA ABNT Chicago Harvard IEEE MLA Turabian Vancouver Download Citation Endnote/Zotero/Mendeley (RIS) BibTeX Issue Vol. 80 No. 1 (2022) Section Research Article License Copyright (c) 2022 Sonja Deppisch, Anne Heitmann, Günden Savaşçı, Dagmar Lezuo This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Articles in Raumforschung und Raumordnung – Spatial Research and Planning are published under a Creative Commons license. From Vol. 79 No. 2 (2021), the license applied is CC BY 4.0. From Vol. 77 No. 1 to Vol. 79 No.1, articles were published under a CC BY-SA license. Earlier volumes have been re-published by oekom 2022 under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License CC BY 4.0.