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The influence of politicization on the implementation of developer obligations in a federalist country: evidence from Switzerland

Published inPublic infrastructure, private finance: developer obligations and responsibilities, Editors Muñoz Gielen, D. & van der Krabben, E., p. 100-109
PublisherLondon : Routledge
Publication date2019
Abstract

Despite a progressive increase of land value redistribution instruments anchored in federal and cantonal legislation, the implementation of developer obligations (DOs) and more broadly land-use planning legislation in Switzerland remains largely dependent on the local political context. This is reflected in the 2014 revision of the Federal Spatial Planning Act (FSPA), which introduced a value recovery mechanism whose implementation greatly varies among cantons and communes. As a result, the implementation of DOs largely remains case dependent. We show this phenomenon through a comparison of three urban projects promoted by the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB), where the negotiated obligations vary importantly across the cases. We find that the level of politicization of urban projects impacts significantly on authorities' willingness to negotiate DOs with the developer. A moderately politicized environment seems to be the most accurate configuration to implement DOs in Switzerland.

Keywords
  • Developer obligations
  • Land-use planning
  • Switzerland
  • Politicization
  • Swiss Federal Railways
Funding
  • Swiss National Science Foundation - 140366
  • Swiss National Science Foundation - 162157
Citation (ISO format)
LAMBELET, Sébastien, VIALLON, François-Xavier. The influence of politicization on the implementation of developer obligations in a federalist country: evidence from Switzerland. In: Public infrastructure, private finance: developer obligations and responsibilities. London : Routledge, 2019. p. 100–109. doi: 10.4324/9781351129169-9
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