A Strategy for Industrial Zones in Sion: How can industrial zones be adapted to meet Sion’s current and future needs? An integrated approach based on industrial ecology to structure the operational aspects of an active land-use policy.
City of Sion-Economic Development Office
Context and objectives
A city in transition with a growing impact on industrial zones (Rhône 3, Campus, greater Sion area, Traversée du Rhône, etc.)
Low density, extremely heterogeneous industrial zones that generate considerable nuisances (landscape, noise, traffic, etc.)
Planning and management of industrial zones is reactive and lacks suitable tools
Support the development of industrial zones as much to optimize the operation of existing industry as to make the zone attractive to future investors
Propose tools and business requirements to Sion’s economic development office to coordinate the zones
Statistical analysis by industrial zone (demographics, sectors, jobs, land use)
Interviews with key stakeholders and organization of working groups to identify focal points for a proposed strategy
Current and future analyses of the industrial zones using a multicriteria tool (urbanization and landscape, economy, mobility, resources and environment, and services)
Detailed strategy for 4 zones.
Operational action plan for implementing an active land use policy thanks to a participatory process
Business requirements for economic development (land management and planning, coordination of public-private partnerships, communications strategies).