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 read more

Man Utd ease pressure on Mourinho, Chelsea cruise as Arsenal stumble

first_imgLondon, United Kingdom | AFP |  Manchester United eased the pressure on manager Jose Mourinho by seeing off Everton 2-1 at Old Trafford on Sunday, as Chelsea leapfrogged Manchester City into second with a 4-0 thrashing of Burnley.Arsenal’s 11-game winning run was finally ended, though, as two Luka Milivojevic penalties earned Crystal Palace a much-needed point in a 2-2 draw at Selhurst Park.Sunday’s action on the field was overshadowed by the ongoing investigation into the helicopter crash on Saturday evening that is feared to have killed Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.Players wore black armbands and a minute’s reflection was held before kick-off at all three matches.There was an even more poignant scene at Old Trafford as the 12 Thai boys rescued from an underground cave in July were in attendance and given a rousing reception by supporters.United’s fifth defeat of the season to Juventus in the Champions League on Tuesday had put Mourinho’s position in peril once more.But he got the slice of luck he needed when Paul Pogba’s penalty was saved by England number one Jordan Pickford, but rolled kindly back into the Frenchman’s path to slot home the opener.“I am happy again,” said Mourinho. “It was a game we didn’t need to suffer as much in the last few minutes.” Share on: WhatsApp The Gunners’ winning run had raised hopes of an unexpected title challenge from Arsenal.However, their defensive deficiencies were shown up in rash challenges by Shkodran Mustafi and Granit Xhaka to give Milivojevic the chance to earn Palace a share of the spoils.In between the Serbian’s spot-kicks, a brilliant Xhaka free-kick and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s controversial ninth goal of the season, after he pounced on a knockdown from Alexandre Lacazette’s hand, had put Arsenal in front.And Emery admitted his side still have plenty to learn if they are to compete with the Premier League elite.“We can make mistakes on the pitch,” said the Spaniard. “Every day I am making mistakes in my decisions. Mistakes are to learn from.” The United fans still weren’t happy with Pogba, though, as he received jeers for his laboured run-up to the spot-kick.“I always try and destabilize the keeper, maybe they know how I take penalties, maybe I should practice to change it, if the keepers know my step,” said Pogba.But it was from Pogba’s pass that Anthony Martial curled home a fine second four minutes into the second half.However, another sloppy ball from Pogba helped get Everton back in the game as Gylfi Sigurdsson scored from the penalty spot after Chris Smalling chopped down Richarlison.“Sometimes I have to clear the ball. I always try to improve and play, find solutions, we have the ability to play,” added Pogba. – Chelsea fill Hazard void –Chelsea enjoyed a far more comfortable afternoon to close to within two points of Liverpool at the top of the table despite the absence of top scorer Eden Hazard with a back injury.Alvaro Morata, Ross Barkley, Willian and Ruben Loftus-Cheek were all on target to ease concerns over who could carry the goalscoring burden without the Belgian for Maurizio Sarri’s side.The Italian remains unbeaten since taking charge at Stamford Bridge, and Sarri was also happy with a better defensive display than in recent weeks.“We were in trouble for the first 10 minutes because Burnley started very aggressively and we were in trouble,” said Sarri.“Then we started to move the ball very well and we also defended better than in the last three matches so we’re very happy with the result.”last_img read more

Woman Stuck In Apartment With Dead Husband due to COVID-19 Quarantine

first_img(Borghetto Santo Spirito, Italy) — What a nightmare…an Italian woman is locked inside her apartment with her dead husband’s body because of a coronavirus quarantine. The woman has reportedly been shouting for help from her balcony for two days.The woman’s husband died Monday from coronavirus and she’s been in her apartment with him since then.The mayor of her northern Italian town says no one is allowed to approach the body right now because of stringent restrictions in place to prevent the spread of the virus. The husband, who had tested positive for coronavirus previously, died Monday at 2 a.m. local time. “Yes, it is true she is still there with the body and we won’t be able to remove it until Wednesday morning,“ the mayor said. Canepa said quarantine protocol states that no one is allowed to approach the body.“Unfortunately, we have a security protocol we must follow,” he said. The mayor also said that the man refused to be taken to the local hospital for recovery, which led to this situation. “Otherwise, this wouldn’t have happened,” he said.The story made headlines in Italy as stories emerged of the wife’s despair at remaining locked up with her husband’s dead body for hours on end.last_img read more