Land-use suitability analysis as a tool for spatial conflicts management

key words: land use conflicts, spatial conflicts, land-use suitability analysis


In spatial planning literature there is a lot of papers refered to spatial conflicts problems. They are generally case studies and consist mainly of conflicts arising in adjacent areas. In the process of creating spatial plans, in conflict situation, it is necessary to identify the parties and subject of the conflict. Then local authorities should consider which preventive instruments to use and how to minimize the effects of emerging conflicts.
Usually the owners and landusers are the conflict parties. The argument arises when they have different plans of the land function. Conflict situations can also be associated with use of neighbouring areas, particularly at a time when the investments are the source of increased noise emission, pollution, and other negative externalities. Another group of conflict situations arise when eminent domain procedure is implemented.
Land use suitability analysis is a key factor in spatial planning. Using land use suitability analysis in Poland could significantly improve planning documents development and could help to predict spatial conflicts. The authors, in this study present definitions and typologies of land-use conflicts and attempt to analyze legal and technical conditions implementing such analysis to planning procedures in Poland.


Telega A., Bieda A. 2015. Land-use suitability analysis as a tool for spatial conflicts management. Infrastruktura i Ekologia Terenów Wiejskich. Nr 2015/ IV (1 (Oct 2015))