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


Geological Survey of the Netherlands (TNO-GSN)

Gillian Dick


Glasgow City Council, Scotland