Workshop on Urban Planning and Land Management: Modernizing Legal and Regulatory Framework in SEE
As part of the cooperation with the World Bank-Austria Urban Partnership Program, NALAS and its Urban Planning Task Force took part in the workshop on Urban Planning and Land Management: Modernizing Legal and Regulatory Framework in SEE, organized in Tirana, Albania, from 19-20 June 2012.
The workshop focused on the Regulatory and Institutional Frameworks for Urban Planning in SEE and the Urban Planning Reforms, and the role of local authorities. Participants debated on what and how should be done for giving city-level planners more responsibility but also making them more responsive to the reality.
Other topics included: Costs of Implementation-The Costs of Inaction; Costs of Implementation-Linking Spatial Planning with Financial Planning; World Bank Institute Urban E-learning Curriculum; and Urban Planning and Land Management Self-Assessment: purpose, scope, template/questionnaire.
A site visit to Tirana Municipality was organized and it provided an opportunity to discuss urban planning issues with the Mayor of Tirana.
During the workshop, the members of NALAS Urban Planning Task Force enriched the discussion by presenting the experiences of their municipalities in urban planning. The group also held a short meeting of the Task Force.
To see the WBI Workshop Report: