NBS Implementation in Local Context

Special focus within the Urban Lab program of the city-planning experience exchange will be on local, Serbian examples. Through lenses of diverse domestic urban actors on all levels, from national and institutional, to independent research and grassroots movements, we will try to map the major challenges and identify key opportunities for implementation of participatory, greener, NBS-inspired urban policies.

Are these principles and to what extent foreseen and represented in the National Architectural Strategy of Serbia until 2035? What are the major challenges and achievements in propelling sustainable urban development of cities and towns in Serbia? What institutional challenges and recommendations for efficient participation of local cities and municipalities in Horizon EU-funded projects focused on sustainable urban development and climate resilience of cities? How do we recognize and engage urban commons and the role of local communities in urban transformations? Are existing local assets of urban nature, such as Zvezdara city forest, efficiently protected from devastation and effectively put to public use and citizens benefit?

As these and many other questions, will be tackled by the speakers taking very different, and sometimes confronting roles in the process of urban planning, hence bringing quite different perspectives, we hope to paint a realistic picture of major priorities on which Serbian cities need to focus on activating the full potential of citizens participation and nature-based urban solutions.

Presenters:

Božana Lukić, Ministry of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure – Department for housing, architectural policies, public utilities and energy efficiency

Klara Danilović, Standing Conference of Towns and Municipalities

Darko Šutanovac, City of Belgrade,  Coordinator of the euPOLIS project

Iva Čukić, architect and urban planning activist, Ministry of Space

Alexey Radchenko, urbanist, transport planner, co-founder of initiative Embassy of Urbanism

Dereta - Main Stage

24. May

14.30-15.10

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Božana Lukić
Ministry of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure - Department for housing, architectural policies, public utilities and energy efficiency

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Klara Danilović
Standing Conference of Towns and Municipalities

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Darko Šutanovac
City of Belgrade, euPOLIS Project Coordinator

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Iva Čukić
architect and urban planning activist, Ministry of Space

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Alexey Radchenko
urbanist, transport planner, co-founder of initiative Embassy of Urbanism