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Urban Planning

The NALAS Task Force on Urban Planning consists of regional urban planning experts representing member associations. It tackles urban planning issues common in the region, such us integration of informal settlements, inclusion of more stakeholders in the urban planning process and collection and analysis of the right parameters in what is known as "urban economics".

Latest Task Forces

  • Manifesto for a new urbanity: the Congress has adopted the European Urban Charter II 29.05.2008

    676738529_05 The Congress adopted the European Urban Charter II: Manifesto for a new urbanity. This Manifesto conveys an ambitious and demanding message to local elected representatives, to citizens and to all those involved in urban development. In the Recommendation and Resolution adopted on 29 May 2008, the Congress called upon local authorities and governments to convert the principles underlying the Manifesto into action and public policies in order to build a Europe of sustainable and cohesive towns and cities serving its citizens.

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  • Albanian laws on legalization and urban planning 29.04.2008

    This is a set of legalization and urban planning laws adopted by the Republic of Albania, important for the Urban Integration of Informal Settlements project activities in the Municipality of Sukth.

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  • Urban Integration of Informal Settlements Workshop in Sukth, 10 April 2008 10.04.2008

    Photo-0090 The Municipality of Sukth is one of the two pilot municipalities of the Urban Integration of Informal Settlements project. To mark the official start of activities in this municipality, a kick-off workshop was organized by the Association of Albanian Municipalities on 10 April 2008.

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  • Cadidates for Pilot Municipalities 01.11.2007

    The on-going project of the NALAS Task Force on Urban Planning named "Urban Integration of Informal Settlements" involves selection and work in two pilot municipalities in the NALAS member countries. The selection criteria for the pilot municipalities requires that they must be medium sized municipalities, with 1000 to 2000 informal units. There should be a functioning planning department in place, the informal settlements should make a compact uniform unit and the local authority should be open and interested to resolve the issue. The candidates for pilot municipalities are presented below in powerpoint presentations.

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  • Urban Planning Task Force meeting in Ljubljana, 26 October 2007 26.10.2007

    The second meeting of the Task Force on Urban Planning took place in Ljubljana on 26 and 27 of October, 2007. It was hosted by the Association of Municipalities and Towns of Slovenia. The purpose of the meeting was to assign roles, discuss organizational issues, begin the implementation of the accepted project in urban planning and discuss the upcoming project(s). This is also a formal beginning of the project "Integration of Informal Settlements", led by the Association of Albanian Municipalities.

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  • Stability Pact: Housing and Urban Management Initiative 02.07.2007

    The Housing and Urban Management Initiative (HUMI) is promoting sustainable urban development including affordable urban housing. It assists the countries in SEE to overcome obstacles in the area of urban development and housing policy. It encourages exchange of information on these policies and related matters throughout South-East Europe. More specifically, HUMI pro-actively facilitates regional stakeholder meetings (involving SEE Governments and practitioners, International Organisations, IFIs and relevant EU actors) to discuss matters of common concern and to compensate for the absence of formal Pan-European or regional fora. HUMI’s work is guided by the “Vienna Declaration on Informal Settlements in SEE” of September 2004 where the Western Balkan countries committed themselves to undertake measures to address informal settlement issues and to initiate and implement reforms in the wider orbit of sustainable urban development and social housing.

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  • Archis Interventions 27.06.2007

    Beirut, Kabul, Grozny, Prishtina, these and quite a few others are the cities that today are facing an enormous challenge: to reinvent themselves again after conflict. Very often the conflict still slumbers. Most of the time there is a complete lack of public bodies with the capacity and jurisdiction to enforce law. And always there is a profound crisis of confidence in the public dimension of urban life. Archis Interventions, a not for profit branch of Archis Foundation has set itself on a course to provide cities with clues and concepts to revive the public domain, to re-energize its urban spirit and to revitalize their trust in dialogue as the essence of civic life. Out of this ideal, Archis Interventions starts its activities in Prishtina.

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