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    Institute of Architecture and Urban & Spatial Planning of Serbia - 1954-2019

    Exhibition marking the 65th anniversary of the Institute

    We invite you to the exhibition on the occasion of the 65th anniversary of the Institute, which presents selected projects and plans completed within the Institute from 1954-2019.

    The exhibition will run from 6-13. December 2019, in the Faculty of Architecture, Hall 200 (II floor), Bulevar kralja Aleksandra 73/II

    Organization of the exhibition:

    Institute for Architecture and Urban Planning of Serbia

    “Ekološka povezanost, mreža života za ljude i prirodu“ – prva publikacija u okviru projekta ConnectGREEN

    After the first successful year of the ConnectGREEN project (DTP 072-2.3) - Restoring and managing ecological corridors in the mountains as a green infrastructure in the Danube basin, realized under the second INTERREG call Danube Transnational Program, the brochure entitled: "Ecological connectivity, the web of life for people and nature" is finally published.

    The brochure aims to inform the general public about the topic of ecological connectivity, pointing to its importance on the global and local levels, stressing the problems and consequences of fragmentation of landscapes and ecosystems, as well as the possibilities to overcome them. Also, the brochure gives basic ideas, objectives, locations where the project will be implemented, as well as animal species that are the subject of the protection from the impact of urban development and transport infrastructure (brown bear, grey wolf and eurasian lynx).

    Brochure can be downloaded here.

    „CLEVER – Co-designing smart Local solutions for Exploiting Values and Enhancing Resilience“, Seed Money Facility Interreg Danube Transnational Programme, Project code DTP-SMF1-187

    Together with Baia Mare municipality (Romania) and Development Agency North (Croatia), IAUS is implementing the SMF Interreg project CLEVER. The purpose of CLEVER is to assist the implementation of smart, efficient and effective urban regeneration strategies in partner cities, through a 4-leaf clover transnational framework which will set up innovative participatory, governance, PPP and funding tools, based on the exploitation of cutting-edge ICT instruments, through citizen-led methods for joint and integrated implementation and monitoring. The main project aims to allow a more “clever” implementation of integrated and sustainable urban strategies and action plans for revitalization of public space.

    CLEVER supports project partners in identifying new candidate stakeholders and project partners for the main project implementation. During partner meetings in Baia Mare (figure 1),Belgrade (figure 2) and final meeting in Baia Mare (figure 3), Design Thinking methodology was used in order to select the topics to be tackled in the main project proposal, as well as two alternative scenarios. Some results of the project are listed as following:

    1. Main project - Identifying as a recurrent element in the Danube Region the common perception of citizens regarding the low attractiveness of their cities whose public spaces are mainly considered unsatisfactory both functionally and aesthetically. It is clear that the methods applied by the local authorities for urban regeneration purposes are insufficient. Novel models and tools are needed in order to respond in a proactive way to the changing requirements of society. CLEVER aims at developing a fresh approach and complementary perspectives on public space observed along the region. Integrated approach at the transnational level aims to increase the authorities’ capacity to meet society’s needs, by enhancing the exchange of knowledge and skills among the citizens in the Danube Region’s states. During the duration of CLEVER, partners have submitted the main project, iCLEVER (intelligently Connecting Locations, Exploiting Values and Enhancing Resilience) on The Third call for proposals of the Danube Transnational Programme (Priority: Well governed Danube region; Specific Objective 4.1 – Improve institutional capacities to tackle major societal challenges).

    2. ALTERNATE SCENARIO 1: iSPHERE – Innovation in Stimulating Participatory & Holistic Engagement for Readiness to foster sustainable use of natural and urban cultural heritage and resources. iSPHERE is a project that addresses Interreg Danube Programme, more specifically Priority Axis 2: Environment and Culture Responsible Danube Region, Specific Objective 2.2: Foster sustainable use of natural and cultural heritage and resources. The project aims at strengthening joint and integrated approaches to preserve and manage the diversity of cultural heritage and urban resources in the Danube region through sustainable development approach and growth strategies.

    3. ALTERNATE SCENARIO 2: iSIGNAL – Integrated, Socially-responsible & Innovative Governance for Navigating Assets and Localities to Increase competences for business and social innovation (Danube Transnational Programme third project call - Priority Axis 1 – Innovative and socially responsible Danube region, for specific objective 1.2 of – Increase competences for business and social innovation). iSIGNAL aims to tackle the issues of urban inequality and lack of governance flexibility in current systems, and provides an arena for navigating and increasing competences for business and social innovation.

    Further development of the project aims to consider other funding opportunities to further develop findings obtained from CLEVER. The idea is to obtain comprehensive understanding on examples of good practice to tackle the theme of resilience, identify potential partners and funding opportunities for the implementation of project proposal.

    Figure 1: First partners’ meeting in Baia Mare at the Municipality premises, January 2019

    Figure 2: Partners’ meeting in Belgrade at IAUS, April 2019

    Figure 3: Partners’ meeting in Baia Mare at the Municipality premises, July 2019

    SHARE Belgrade 2019 (II Edition)

    SHARE Forum is one of the essential networking platforms for the construction-related fields in Central and Eastern Europe. We bring together principal and senior architects from leading practices to discuss about their recently awarded projects from the greatest architectural competitions worldwide.

    ABplus events, PROEVENT Association and the Union of Architects of Serbia are organizing on 9th of May the 2nd edition of SHARE Belgrade International Architecture and Engineering Forum.

    Arch. Milan DURIC, President of the Union of Architects of Serbia and Mr. Florin Mindrigiu, Event Director and Founder of PRO event Association will open this year’s edition.

    Location: Yugoslav Film Archive Museum
    Date & Time: 9th May at 9:00 – 18:00
    Audience: Everyone from the architectural field is welcome to attend our event. Tickets are already available on our website (see the link on the right) https://share-architects.com/share-belgrade-2019-about/.

    First national ConnectGREEN workshop

    The first national workshop under the project ConnectGREEN, dedicated to the review of Draft Carpathian methodology for identifying key areas and ecological corridors used by large mammals (carnivores), was held in Belgrade, Serbia, on 1st February 2019.

    As an IPA 1 project partner participating in the project ConnectGREEN ((DTP 072–2.3) – Restoring and managing ecological corridors in mountains as the green infrastructure in the Danube Basin), the Institute of Architecture and Urban & Spatial Planning of Serbia organized the first of several planned national workshops for determining framework Carpathian methodology for the identification of key areas and ecological corridors of great carnivores, as well as for establishing the Carpathian Countries Integrated Biodiversity Information System.[1]

    The objective of the workshop was to contribute to the development of specific measures for migratory corridors management and revitalization through participation of key stakeholders (institutions involved in nature protection, spatial planning, infrastructural planning and design, management of protected areas, hunting, forestry, local communities, etc.). The knowledge and experience shared between the actively involved stakeholders enabled better identification of all the relevant sectors’ needs in defining the said methodology.

    [1] The methodology established under this project will be used for identification of ecological corridors in four transnationally relevant areas, namely: 1. National Park Piatra Craiului /National Park Bucegi (Romania), 2. The Apuseni Mountains / South-Western Carpathian Mountains (Romania) / National Park Đerdap (Serbia), 3. Western Carpathian Mountains (the Czech Republic – Slovakia), and 4. National Park Bükk (Hungary) / Protected Landscape Area Cerová vrchovina (Slovakia). Physical obstacles and other threats will be identified on the said locations, and together with other categories of spatial data, integrated into the Carpathian Countries Integrated Biodiversity Information System (CCIBIS).


    Important dates:
    Deadline for submitting an abstract: December 17, 2018
    Notice of acceptance of the topic and abstract: December 24, 2018
    Deadline for submission of papers / presentations: March 15, 2019
    Deadline for sending comments by reviewers: April 01, 2019
    Deadline for submission of corrected fnal version of work: April 22, 2019

    ConnectGREEN - kicks off: Nature conservation and spatial planning work together for a greener infrastructure in the Carpathian area

    The official launch of the ConnectGREEN project enjoyed a vivid presence at the kick-off event hosted by WWF Romania in Bucharest, 20’th of November. Around 80 key stakeholders at international level and project partners from the Danube-Carpathian region joined to discuss different topics related to the main objective of the project: restoring and managing ecological corridors in Carpathian Mountains while minimising the conflicts between infrastructure/regional development and nature conservation.

    The start of the project was warmly greeted by Mr. Harald Egerer, Head of the Secretariat of the Carpathian Convention. According to Mr. Egerer, the Carpathian Convention will officially endorse some outputs of the project - such the Carpathian-wide Strategy on ecological corridors, in order to make project results more sustainable and long lasting.

    Mr. Cristian Remus Papp, the Project coordinator and Wildlife and Landscape National Manager at WWF Romania. introduced the project aim and concrete objectives for partners from all the 5 countries participating in the project (Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Serbia):
    • Developing innovative solutions and guidance to identify ecological corridors in a harmonized way across the Carpathian eco-region.
    • Minimising conflicts between nature conservation and spatial planning
    • Engaging key stakeholders as protected area managers, conservationists and spatial planners in an integrated approach for strengthening the capacity to identify and manage ecological corridors.