Approaches to integrate ecosystem services in formal spatial planning Authors Sonja Deppisch Gesa Geißler https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8559-9320 Christian Poßer Linda Schrapp DOI: https://doi.org/10.14512/rur.66 Keywords: ecosystem services, formal spatial planning, spatial development, regional development, land use planning, modernization of planning instruments, preparatory land use planning, maritime spatial planning Abstract Due to global changes and changes in land use, ecosystems and their services are increasingly affected. Against this background, it is questionable how ecosystems and the services they provide can be better and sufficiently taken into account in land-use planning as well as spatial development in Germany. Currently little chance is seen to establish new ecosystem service-based processes that would be comprehensively integrated in the spatial planning practice in Germany. However, modernisation of formal and informal planning instruments is conceived in a long-term perspective. The ecosystem service approach can essentially contribute to thismodernisation methodically as well as conceptually. Therefore, this paper discusses possibilities how to integrate the ecosystem serviceapproach in formal spatial planning in a short to medium term and which societal and ecological added value can be generated. Chances and risks of different implementation options will be discussed and specific approaches outlined. Downloads PDF (Deutsch) HTML (Deutsch) Published 2021-10-08 How to Cite Deppisch, S., Geißler, G. ., Poßer, C. ., & Schrapp, L. . (2021). Approaches to integrate ecosystem services in formal spatial planning. Raumforschung Und Raumordnung | Spatial Research and Planning. https://doi.org/10.14512/rur.66 More Citation Formats ACM ACS APA ABNT Chicago Harvard IEEE MLA Turabian Vancouver Download Citation Endnote/Zotero/Mendeley (RIS) BibTeX Issue Online First Section Policy and practice perspective License Copyright (c) 2021 Sonja Deppisch, Gesa Geißler, Christian Poßer, Linda Schrapp This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Articles in Raumforschung und Raumordnung - Spatial Research and Planing are published under a Creative Commons license. Until Vol. 79 No. 1, articles were published under a CC BY-SA license. From Vol. 79 No. 2 (2021), the license applied is the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License CC BY 4.0. Under this license, anyone may access, copy, redistribute, or adapt these articles, as long as the author and original source are properly cited and the contributions are distributed under the same license as the original.