Geomatics & Spatial Planning

Spatial planning

An eye for the big picture

At Gruner, our expertise in spatial planning is integral to developing innovative and sustainable solutions for both greenfield or brownfield projects. Our comprehensive approach involves a blend of engineering insight and strategic site development, ensuring that every project not only meets but exceeds the expectations of functionality, efficiency, and sustainability.

Through our varied spatial planning services, we address a broad spectrum of needs—from zoning and local planning to mobility and sustainability assessments. We are committed to a multi-disciplinary approach that incorporates special use planning, master plans, and environmental impact assessments, ensuring that every aspect of spatial development is covered comprehensively.

Collaboration is at the heart of our methodology. We engage closely with our clients to deliver bespoke spatial planning solutions tailored to specific needs. Our process includes detailed space planning analyses, which delve into the usage of physical spaces and assess key factors. Following thorough analyses, we produce detailed space plans that clearly delineate all critical elements of a project, this comprehensive approach not only ensures the practical success of a project but also enhances its long-term value, aligning with Gruner’s commitment to excellence in every facet of spatial planning.

Site development

Site development services focus on preparing sites for new construction or redevelopment. Our expert team ensures optimal use of land resources, aligning with environmental, regulatory, and community needs. Our development services include:

    • Special use planning: Tailoring land use to meet specific functional requirements, such as recreational areas or industrial zones, ensuring efficient and sustainable use of resources.
    • Master plans: Comprehensive planning documents that guide the long-term development of large areas, integrating various land uses and community needs.
    • Utilization concepts: Detailed plans specifying how a particular area or building will be used, optimizing space and resources.
    • Potential studies: Analyzing the possibilities and limitations of a site or area to identify the best use scenarios and maximize potential.
    • Object analyses: Detailed examinations of specific buildings or structures to assess conditions, usability, and value.
    • Portfolio strategy: Strategic management of a collection of properties, focusing on investment, development, and operational strategies to maximize returns.
    • Environmental impact assessments: Comprehensive evaluations of the probable environmental impacts of proposed developments, ensuring sustainable practices.

Local planning

Local planning focuses on creating and managing the development of municipal areas, ensuring sustainable growth and community well-being. it encompasses the detailed planning at a local level, focusing on integrating community needs with development goals. Our Local planning services include:

    • Zoning plans and building regulations: Establishing guidelines for what can be built where, controlling land use, building sizes, and types, ensuring orderly development.
    • Development concepts: Strategic plans that outline the vision and framework for developing an area, focusing on growth, functionality, and sustainability.
    • Water spaces: Planning and management of aquatic and riparian environments to enhance urban landscapes, biodiversity, and water management.
    • Protection zone plans: Designating areas for special protection to preserve natural habitats, historical sites, or to mitigate environmental risks.
    • Municipal structure plans: Long-term plans that outline the vision for the overall physical structure of municipalities, guiding future growth and development.

Client consulting and participation

Client consulting and participation ensures stakeholder involvement in the planning process, fostering collaboration and alignment with community and client goals. These services include:

  • Project competitions and study commissions: Organizing competitive selection processes to find innovative solutions for design and planning challenges.
  • Workshop procedures: Facilitating interactive sessions with stakeholders to collaboratively develop and refine planning projects.
  • Participation: Engaging community members and stakeholders in the decision-making process to ensure plans reflect diverse needs and values.
  • Planning agreements: Establishing formal agreements between developers and local authorities on the specifics of a development.
  • Infrastructure contracts: Contracts that outline the terms and conditions for the development and maintenance of infrastructure.
  • Communication concepts: Strategies to effectively communicate planning projects and developments to stakeholders and the public.
  • Work aids and guidelines: Providing tools and resources that facilitate the planning process and ensure compliance with regulations.


Mobility services focus on optimizing the movement of people and goods, enhancing accessibility, and reducing environmental impacts. Our mobility services include:

    • Traffic engineering reports: Detailed analyses of traffic flows, proposing solutions to enhance efficiency and safety.
    • Traffic and development concepts: Plans that integrate traffic management with urban development, ensuring accessibility and sustainability.
    • Street space and square designs: Designing public spaces to optimize functionality, aesthetics, and social interaction.
    • Parking concepts and proofs: Developing parking solutions that balance demand with urban design and space availability.
    • Bus concepts / bus route test operations: Planning and testing bus routes to improve public transit effectiveness and efficiency.
    • Traffic and noise measurements: Monitoring and analyzing traffic and noise levels to inform mitigation strategies.
    • Traffic direction plans: Strategic guidance on traffic routes and management to optimize flow and reduce congestion.


Sustainability in spatial planning involves ensuring that development is economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable. Our sustainability services include:

    • Feasibility studies: Evaluating the practicality and financial viability of projects from a sustainability perspective.
    • Remediation strategies: Planning the restoration of environmentally degraded sites to safe and useful conditions.
    • Risk assessment: Identifying and evaluating risks associated with environmental factors and development practices.
    • Sustainability monitoring: Ongoing tracking of sustainability goals and outcomes in development projects.
    • Condition analysis/object rating: Assessing the state and performance of infrastructure or buildings with respect to sustainability criteria.
    • Certifications: Obtaining sustainability certifications that validate the environmental and social integrity of projects.

Inventory of historical traffic routes

Inventory of historical traffic routes focuses on the preservation and management of historic transportation pathways. These services include: 

    • Grant applications: Assisting in the application process for funding to support the conservation of historical routes.
    • Monitoring and consulting of rehabilitation projects: Providing expert oversight and advice on projects aimed at restoring historical transportation routes


Contact form

Projects on this topic