Place based strategies
One of the big long-term development goals of Sofia is the resilient and sustainable polycentric urbanization at the metropolitan level based on existing settlements and limitation of the promiscuous consumption of land. Retaining the population of smaller towns and villages of the Northern part of Sofia municipality and attracting new investments there is very important.
Introducing better regulated and innovative governance approaches for obtaining trust and involvement of the local community is at the core of a strategic tool set for achieving this big mid- to long-term goal.
To turn environmental challenges into economic opportunities, the regional administration for environment and energy mandated by the Brussels Region government adopted new roles of facilitating and coordinating bottom-up and top-down approaches. Together with agencies in charge of the region’s economic development and other public administrations from the Brussels region it co-elaborated a development concept in which environmental and economic issues are closely connected. Two large programmes have structured the transition: the Employment-Environment Alliance and the Regional Circular Economy Plan.
To achieve regional goals we need to work together, cross-sectoral and coordinated at all levels of governance: national, regional and local. Thus obtained solutions are better and also easier to implement. It is important that all who will later have a function in the implementation of strategic tasks are involved in the preparation of the strategy from the beginning.
Integrated project strategies
GREEN COMFORT ZONES
BUILDING MULTIBENEFIT NATURE-BASED SOLUTIONS IN CHALLEGING URBAN HOT-SPOTS
BALANCING URBAN EXPANSION
STIMULATING SUSTAINABLE URBAN DEVELOPMENT THROUGH THE IMPLEMENTATION OF NEW FISCAL AND REGULATORY TOOLS
ENCOURAGING A MORE ACTIVE ROLE OF USERS IN THE DESIGN OF PLACE-BASED ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES
ENHANCING RESILIENCE THROUGH THE USE OF SMART ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE
STUTTGART REGION LANDSCAPE PARK
CO-FINDING COMPETITION TO SUPPORT MUNICIPALITIES IN THE DESIGN, IMPLEMENTATION, AND FUNDING OF GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS
UGI BAROMETER - ROME
ASSESSING THE SUSTAINABILITY VALUE OF DIFFERENT URBAN GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE ELEMENTS