Budgeting ecosystem service analysis as a tool in communication processes in participatory planning? Authors Christoph Mager https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3147-5725 Madeleine Wagner https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4907-9824 Anna Growe https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2751-7435 DOI: https://doi.org/10.14512/rur.68 Keywords: Ecosystem service analysis, Participative planning, Informal planning tools, Communication, Transdisciplinarity, Rhine-Neckar region Abstract In planning processes, issues of high complexity and conflicts are negotiated. Perceptions and requirements of different actors need to be reconciled in planning processes. To negotiate these different perceptions and requirements, public participation is obligatory in planning processes. However, as participation still faces many challenges with regard to acceptance and understanding of determining factors, there is a need for further participation procedures. This paper aims to show towhat extent ecosystem service analysis can be used in the context of participation processes and informal planning instruments for transdisciplinary communication. By budgeting, both ecosystem services supply and the demands of different stakeholder groups from for example spatial planning and civil society are taken into account. Based on a completed researchproject on the valuation of green and open spaces inthe Rhine-Neckar region – in which ecosystem service analysis has been applied – this paper highlights opportunities and limitations of a relational budgeting ecosystem service analysis.We reflect on the obstacles and challenges encountered during application and implementation. Based on this, we argue that relational budgeting ecosystem service analysis canprovide a sound and multidimensional basis for communication that can contribute to the objectification of differences in perception and valuation in discussion and negotiation processes in planning. Downloads PDF (Deutsch) HTML (Deutsch) Published 2021-09-21 How to Cite Mager , C. ., Wagner, M. ., & Growe, A. . (2021). Budgeting ecosystem service analysis as a tool in communication processes in participatory planning?. Raumforschung Und Raumordnung | Spatial Research and Planning. https://doi.org/10.14512/rur.68 More Citation Formats ACM ACS APA ABNT Chicago Harvard IEEE MLA Turabian Vancouver Download Citation Endnote/Zotero/Mendeley (RIS) BibTeX Issue Online First Section Article License Copyright (c) 2021 Christoph Mager , Madeleine Wagner, Anna Growe 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.