INtegrated SPATIAL Planning
PROGES has developed a hands-on experience on strategic and land management planning in many different projects executed in various geographical and cultural contexts.

PROGES approach towards strategic and land management planning follows a systemically integrated and bottom-up participatory planning process, which tackles all dimensions of sustainable development (social, institutional, economic and environmental) in an integrated fashion, with the ultimate goal of fostering a harmonic socio-economic development through the sustainable use of available natural resources.

Throughout the implementation of its projects, PROGES has been developing and continuously updating a set of technological tools and reference methodologies to support the implementation of the above process for strategic planning.
       
The use of the above mentioned tools and methodologies ensures the effective mobilization of local stakeholders, and facilitates the process of assisting them in the development of a vision and a set of clearly stated and shared objectives. This following a structured participatory approach to balance and trade off the diverse interests and priorities, through the analysis of strategic options in ad-hoc workshops and using a cause-effect-impact methodology. In this way, strategic frameworks and plans are locally owned and, thus, easily implementable.

The PROGES Integrated Spatial Planning  4.0 (ISP) is a set of methodological and technological tools  for the participatory formulation of systemic spatial sustainable development policies and plans.

Integrates institutional, socio-economic and environmental aspects of spatial planning within a unique and consistent framework Can be customized by non-professional users to address whatever planning and management task related to complex spatial systems Can be applied to different thematic contexts, such as for example:
Sustainable development 
Environmental quality assessment 
Biodiversity conservation 
Planning and management of protected areas 
Rehabilitation and restoration of degraded land areas 
Adaptation to climate changes 
Risk assessment and management of natural disasters 
Land use planning 
 Infrastructural networks (e.g. water, transportation, roads, agricultural & industrial facilities) 
Waste management 
Urban development planning


It is not meant for technical people or scientists, but it rather allows administrators and institutional decision-makers to make the best use of available objective data, context analyses and other technical contributions as well as integrate them with stakeholders/public views and concerns to develop balanced and consistent policies and plans