Designing SIA - Master planning
A good planning process is one cornerstone of a sustainable industrial area. This applies equally to both, new-planned industrial parks and old ones that need to be retrofitted. Ideally, sustainability criteria are included right from the start during the site master planning and of course during all following planning steps. Not only the situation at the moment of initiating the planning process of a new park needs to be considered, but also the potential future development of the park. This needs a clear park concept from the beginning. Besides considering economic and environmental aspects, social participation within the park and between the park and the local community is crucial for an industrial park to be successful. Therefore, stakeholder participation needs to be included already during the planning steps.