Location: Novi Sad
TINA VIENNA takes part
The fourth workshop of the CUPA (Cooperative Urban Planning Approaches) project was held in Novi Sad from 28 to 30 March. The main task of the workshop was to elaborate a perspective for the development of the Fisherman & Kamenica Islands recreational areas and of the former industrial estate known as "Chinese Quarter". In her opening remarks, Jelena Atanacković Jeličić, City Councillor for Urban Development and Environmental Protection, underlined the great potential of the area due to its close proximity to the city centre. In their opening presentations, Aleksandar Jevtić, Director of JP "Urbanizam" Zavod za Urbanizam Novi Sad, and Darko Polic described the current state of planning, the special characteristics of the relevant area and its relation to Novi Sad. Equipped with a lot of new information, the workshop participants visited the study area to get a first-hand impression of the current situation.
The vision for the Chinese Quarter developed by the international experts provides for the preservation and further strengthening of the current mixed use of the area. The idea developed for the Fisherman & Kamenica Islands recreational areas envisages the two islands being used for different purposes. While the concept for Fisherman Island aims at strengthening the island's event character, the plans for Kamenica Island focus on emphasising the area's recreational functions.
The workshop documentation and more detailed information on the results will be published at www.donauhanse.net.
The CUPA project is realised as part of the DonauHanse city network and is managed jointly by TINA VIENNA and Vienna's Municipal Department 21B, with the support of Municipal Department 27. It consists of a series of workshops, where multidisciplinary teams from the participating cities of Vienna, Bratislava, Krakow, Lublin, Novi Sad, Vidin, Lviv and Odessa work on joint solutions to specific urban planning issues. The aim of each workshop is to provide new perspectives on local planning through input from experts with different planning backgrounds, to gain new experiences and thus to provide the local experts with new ideas and concepts.
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