From a planner perspective, what is really important, it to make as clear as possible which Geologic characteristics pose limitations for different land uses as for example: Industrial ones; Residential/Service areas; Public Open Spaces; Non-Urban Zones; Conservation areas, etc. etc.
In this regard there are some questions that should be answered, throughout the process:
· Why is it important to develop geological surveys?
· Why should cities consider geological surveys in resource management?
· Why should geologic resources be mandatory in planning activities?
· Who should be involved in developing local and regional plans?
· Which assets need to be identified and protected?
· What can we gain by using geological information?
Rob van der Krogt
LEADER WG 2.1
Geological Survey of the Netherlands (TNO-GSN)
CO-LEADER WG 2.1
Glasgow City Council, Scotland