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Federal Office for Spatial Development ARE

The ARE is the federal government's specialist authority on issues concerning spatial development, mobility policy, and sustainable development.

Press releases


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Sustainable development

The Confederation promotes sustainable development within its own field of activities and supports cantons, municipalities and other players in their endeavour to develop sustainably

Landscape with river, roads, agricultural and settlement areas in Switzerland

2030 Sustainable Development Strategy

In its 2030 Sustainable Development Strategy (2030 SDS), the Federal Council outlines the priorities it intends to set to implement the 2030 Agenda over the next ten years. The 2030 SDS and the associated 2021–2023 Action Plan were adopted by the Federal Council on 23 June.


An energy- and space-efficient transport system that also caters for the country's social and economic needs is the key to future mobility.

Alpenkonvention Sommer

International cooperation

It is vital for a country like Switzerland - whose regions and infrastructure are closely bound up with those of its European neighbours - to maintain a close dialogue with partners outside its borders.