A panel was held in Split on the impact of tourism on the urban aspect of the city

first_img“We have no plan, and the City should have it. For an organized size such as a city or county or state, and in the age in which we live, a development plan must exist. If it does not exist, then it is irresponsible behavior towards the city, citizens and the state. The development program must be made for a minimum of eight and a maximum of 10 years, because every incoming city council should have an inherited plan.”, Said Miličić and added that he believes that citizens should have insight into it, as well as the right to express their views on it. He also stressed that Split must develop elite tourism, and not, as he put it, “Zimmer frei” tourism. As part of the seminar, a panel was held on the topic “On the edge: Does Split exist after tourism” with the participation of Jakša Miličić, former mayor of Split, during whose mandate the city experienced great demographic expansion and realized several major projects important for the city Babić, art historian, former rector of the University of Split and the initiator of numerous public and cultural initiatives. The GradOdrasta initiative was created after a group of architects and urban planners, at the invitation of the Zagreb Architecture Salon, made a detailed analysis of the state of space in Split for presentation at the 53rd Zagreb Architecture Salon in 2018. The analysis resulted in a map called Disaster map, which is a set of data on communal, spatial and urban facts about the city of Split, and which was presented at the seminar City on the brink of disaster 2018. A three-day seminar for architects, urban planners and activists “City on the brink of disaster 19” was held in Split this weekend, organized to network active citizens and professionals and exchange knowledge and experiences related to the healthy development of the city, Slobodna Dalmacija reports. The interlocutors discussed contemporary social developments and the long-term consequences that unplanned and devastating aspects of tourism will have on the city. With the experience of another season that brought chaos in traffic, social and economic form, the panel raised the question of whether there is an option in which Split will survive everything that has happened to it in recent years.center_img Referring to the degradation of urban space and the environment of the city in which we live, work and create, the initiative through various activities seeks to make citizens aware of the right (and necessity) to be involved in spatial planning processes, equip them with the necessary tools and knowledge to respond in a timely manner. “Split pushes the boundaries of what is conceivable, real, legal and surreal in its spatial development on an almost daily basis. Our starting point is to problematize the complete dependence of Split on the growth of tourism, as well as a kind of decadence in which the city falls, completely leaving the quality of life to the urban element, “she said. on behalf of the organizer Antonija Kuzmanić. Source / photo: Free Dalmatia; A city on the brink of disaster 19last_img

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