Category: Development programmes

DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES

We are familiar with the nature of municipal council work, regulatory and local issues – roads, utilities, housing, school, culture, sports authorities and social services – and together we create solutions. During the planning process we conduct further research on issues that may be crucial to economic breakthrough for the municipality.

We have worked in cities that are important economic centers and also in remote rural areas – each case has its unique advantages, challenges and serves as an inspiration for new projects.

Development programme is a medium-term (up to 7 years) spatial planning document that sets out medium-term priorities and measures needed for the implementation of long-term strategic goals of development strategies.

In the mid-nineties “Grupa93” planning practice actually began with the preparation of development programmes. Our first development plan was for Salaspils in 1994! It was the time of “transition period” from Soviet planning to a market economy – a learning process that showed that planning is not possible without the introduction of necessary resources – budget, people, etc. Municipal population surveys made ten years ago or more, interviews with businesses and institutions are an interesting material showing changes in local public opinion and aims, what has been achieved and what has been left as unimportant.

Planning became more meaningful when Latvia joined the European Union. EU funds and other financial instruments gave more opportunities for municipalities to implement the plans. We have participated in a number of important new projects which have an important role in the development of Latvia – Latvian National Library, Liepaja concert hall, Rezekne concert hall, Turaida Museum Reserve, North Vidzeme Biosphere Reserve, seashore, Gaizinkalns, Zilaiskalns, Kokneses Park, Plavinas HPS, Daugavpils airport, New Riga Urban Centre, etc.

16/05/2013

Customer: Strenči Municipality Council, 2011 – 2012. Strenči Municipality Development Programme 2013 – 2019 was approved on 16.05.2013. Development programme for the municipality with a population of 4,054 (CSB 01.01.2013) and an area of 376 km2 including two parishes and…

08/03/2013

Customer: Vecumnieki Municipality Council, 2012 to 2013. Development programme for the municipality with a population of 9484 (CSB 01.01.2012.) and an area of 844 km2 including six parishes. The programme includes an analysis of current situation in sectoral and territorial…

20/09/2012

Customer: Talsi Municipality Council, 2011 – 2012. Development programme for the municipality with a population of 34’264 of which 11’129 are Talsi town inhabitants (CSB 01.01.2011) and an area of 1763 km2, which includes four towns and 14 parishes. The…

20/09/2012

Customer: Baldone Municipality Council, 2011 – 2012. Baldone Municipality Development Programme in 2014 – 2020 was approved on 19.09.2012. Development programme for the municipality with a population of 5468 (CSB 01.01.2011) and an area of 179 km2 including one parish…

20/09/2012

Customer: Riebiņu Municipality Council, 2011 – 2012. Development programme for the municipality with a population of 6344 (CSB on 01.01.2011) and an area of 630 km2 including six parishes. The programme includes an analysis of current situation in sectoral and…

20/09/2012

Customer: Rucavas Municipality Council, 2011 – 2012 Development programme for the municipality with a population of 1970 (CSB 01.01.2011.) and an area of 448 km2 including two parishes. The programme includes an analysis of current situation in sectoral and territorial…

20/09/2011

Customer: Ventspils City Council, 2011. The programme includes an analysis of current situation, strategic content including action plan and investment plan preparation, organization of public participation process and preparation of Ventspils City Strategic Positions 2014 – 2020.

20/09/2010

Customer: Latgale Planning Region Administration, 2010. Latgale Planning Region Social Service Development Programme is a regional level sector development planning document. The programme contains: Current situation analysis including a wide representation of views (interviews with social services, state and local…

20/09/2010

Customer: Latgale Plannig Region, 2010. As part of the programme 11 regional working groups were organized, multidisciplinary analysis involving Latvian and international experts was carried out and extensive public participation and public consultation process with businesses, public authorities, voluntary sector,…