In an organised society, planning acts on different levels to orient change within a logic that is consistent with the objectives. If the different stages take place in separate sectors, placing technical rigour before verification of the interrelations between the parts, contradictions arise which at times cannot be corrected. An example of this is seen in the degradation of environmental resources and their irreversible consumption beyond limit thresholds. The plan relates to all this, but it often fails to prevent it, because it is supported by scarce knowledge of the dynamics induced by certain technological processes. For science and technology parks it is particularly necessary to link location decisions to an assessment of the direct and indirect effects on humans, on the environment and on material and cultural assets as well as on the selection of the control and monitoring tools to be used after implementation.
Keywords: Planning; technological processes; environmental control