On Tuesday, 14. A workshop was held at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Zagreb on the development of the Urban Development Aglomera- tion Strategy Zagreb, and its primary objective is discussion with representatives of local self-government units on the analysis of the situation, SWOT analysis and strategic framework, defined strategic goals, priorities and measures .
The participants of the workshop were honored by the Associate Professor in the name of the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Zagreb. dr. sc. Krunoslav Šmit, B.Sc. Archbishop who emphasized that he was glad that the present appeared in such a large number. The workshop was attended by representatives of local self-government units, regional coordinators, cantonal institutes and city administrative bodies of the City of Zagreb, with the support of the Economic Institute as a moderator and a representative of Ecorys, an ex-ante evaluator of the Urban Development Aglomera- tion Strategy Zagreb.
In front of the City Office for Strategic Planning and Development of the City attended by the Assistant Chief of Staff mr. Sc. Darko Šiško, dipl. ing geod. who stressed the importance of this workshop, and all wanted a successful work and cooperation.
Presentation was held by Karolina Bui, B.Sc. and includes topics related to the basics of development, the definition process of the envelope, the strategy development process, and further steps to be taken. As the presentation re-emphasized, the whole process started in July last year when the Mayor of the City of Zagreb opened a joint meeting attended by representatives of local self-government units who will participate in the drafting of the Strategy and comprise Urban Agglomeration Zagreb, the only urban agglomeration on the territory of three counties.
The City of Zagreb as the holder of the Urban Development Agenda Development Strategy Zagreb is the founding partner of the Urban Area Partners, and together with the Economic Institute of Zagreb and the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Zagreb, with the assistance of all local self-government units, elaborates a situation analysis covering the thematic areas of Society, Economy, Urban Environment and the Development Management Framework. In addition to the basic analysis, SWOT analysis was also developed, as well as a working version of the strategic framework that implied the definition of strategic goals, priorities and measures.
The City Office for Strategic Planning and Development of the City has proposed a vision of Urban Agglomeration, which reads: "A Skilfully Developed Metropolitan Area of Common Innovative Concepts". A further step that all LGUs have to undertake is to define Urban Agglomeration Strategic Projects, and the expected impacts include, inter alia, integrated, polycentric and even spatial development, further enhancement of mutual cooperation, joint document creation and the creation of prerequisites for ITU mechanisms. It is also noted that 1 is scheduled for next week. and 2. session of the Partnership Council, where all members and their substitutes will have an insight into the materials to be manifested.
Ivana Katurić from the company Urbanex doo spoke to the audience and explained details of the ITU mechanism. The first session of the Partnership Council will present and discuss the analysis of the state of affairs and the strategic framework and at the second session of measures under ITU mechanisms.
The head of the Office for Programs and Projects of the European Union Jelena Ricov explained that together with the City Office for Strategic Planning and Development of the City and Urbanex doo monitored the projects reported and how the procedure for registering the projects accelerated since they wanted the sooner to realize the realization.
After the presentation, the moderator of the thematic workshop dr. Sc. Irena Đokić and Ph.D. Jelena Budak, from the Zagreb Institute of Economics, once again explained that the workshops will jointly consider all proposed strategic goals, priorities and measures, and the present can be corrected and supplemented if they consider it necessary. The discussion lasted about an hour, and the result was the set of strategic goals, priorities and measures addressed to the City Planning and Development Office of the City, which will review and consider the proposed amendments and finally define a strategic framework to address its further development.