Guide for Participation in Urban Development Planning presented at the “Forum Urbanum” in Ivanjica, Serbia
AMBERO together with its project partner presented the results of the project “Strenghtening of local land management in Serbia” at FORUM URBANUM, an annual conference organized by the urban planners section of the Serbian Chamber of Engineers, which took place from June 20-22, 2013 in Ivanjica under the title “A step forward – how to improve urban planning practice”.
The project team used the opportunity to present its new publication „Guide for participation in urban development planning“. This guide is principally based on experiences from pilot projects and good practices from the implementation of new planning instruments during the years 2011/2012.
Milan Milejevic, State Secretary, Ministry of Construction and Urban Planning of the Republic of Serbia
„The Guide presents advanced practice, and points out the possibilities for improving the existing procedures by introducing early participation. These are the novelties which could contribute to the improvement of the normative framework of urban planning legislation in Serbia.“
Dr. Babette Wehrmann, International expert on land governance
„When reading the guide it quickly becomes clear that, although citizen participation and stakeholder engagement create some additional costs in the beginning of the planning process and require some additional time, a lot of time and money can be saved once the plan has been finalized as it is much more ready for implementation than plans that have been prepared without the valuable inputs of those who know best what is needed – citizens and stakeholders.“
More information on our project in Serbia here.
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