Category: Sustainable development strategies

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES

Sustainable development strategies in Latvia started to be developed in 2011 as the main long-term planning documents according to which development programmes and spatial plans are prepared. Development strategies are municipal long-term policies, visions and in a way marketing material that addresses existing and potential local citizens, businesses and visitors. On the other hand, programmes are a broader and deeper view of each local government area, with municipal service and business action plans and investment projects (read more about programmes here).

Jurmala City Development Strategy in 2010 was a Grupa93 initiative which aimed to justify municipality’s long-term vision and spatial development of the city as a resort of international importance.

Our approach is to define the special and unique advantages and differences of each place and incorporate them into development strategies. For example, in Naukšēni municipality is Gustavs Klucis heritage is highlighted; in Līvāni municipality – glass heritage and industrial development areas, in Rucava municipality – sea coast popular with Lithuanians and Pape Nature Park, Vecumnieku municipality – harmony of rural life and gypsum based tourism products together with Birži district (Lithuania), Rezekne city – production practices in Rezekne special economic zone, new cultural offers in Latgalian Embassy “Gors”, Rezekneuniversity of Applied Sciences, Strenči municipality – Centre for Mental Health and Seda swamp, Riebiņi municipality – outstanding local people (Roberts Mūks, Jānis Pīgoznis, Jānis Ivanovs), rural farming and Latgalian cultural traditions, Latgale Strategy – EU Eastern border benefits, leader in cross border connection, promotion of innovative solutions for business, alternative energy production and strengthening of cities.

08/03/2013

Customer : Vecumnieku Municipality Council, 2012- 2013. Development of strategy for the municipality with a population of 9484 (CSB 01.01.2012.) and an area of 844 km2 including six parishes. The strategy includes a summary of current situation, vision, objectives, aims,…

08/03/2013

Customer: Vilani Municipality Council, 2013. Development of strategy for the municipality with a population of 6755 (CSB on 01.01.2013.) and an area of 287 km2 including Vilani city and three parishes.

08/03/2013

Customer: Naukšēni Municipality Council, 2013. Development of strategy for the municipality with a population of 2320 (CSB 01.01.2012.) and an area of 281 km2 including two parishes. The strategy includes a summary of the situation, vision, goals, priorities and long-term…

08/03/2013

Customer: Rucavas Municipality Council, 2013. Development of strategy for the municipality with a population of 1970 (CSB 01.01.2011.) and an area of 448 km2 including two parishes. The strategy includes a summary of the situation, vision, goals and long-term priorities.…

08/03/2013

Customer : Līvāni Municipality Council, 2013. Development of strategy for the municipality with a population of 12306 (CSB 01.01.2012.) and an area of 622 km2 including five parishes and Līvāni city (8896 inhabitants). The strategy includes a summary of the…

09/03/2012

Customer: Social Economy Foundation, 2012. Expert services in developing the summary of current situation, vision, aims, long-term priorities and graphical material of spatial development perspective. Public consultation on the first draft of the strategy was organized and the results of…

08/03/2012

Customer: Strenči Municipality Council, 2012. Development of strategy for the municipality with a population of 4,054 (CSB 01.01.2013) and an area of 376 km2, including two parishes, Strenču and Seda towns. The strategy includes a summary of current situation, vision,…

08/03/2012

Customer: Latgale Planning Region, 2007. Joint spatial area development strategy and large-scale transport research project prepared for “New Spatial Development Zone for Border Regions of Latvia and Russia – Connecting Potentials of Two Countries” project.

08/03/2012

Customer: Riebiņu Municipality Council, 2012. Development of strategy for the municipality with a population of 6,344 (CSB 01.01.2011) and an area of 630 km2 including six parishes. The strategy includes a summary of current situation, vision, objectives, aims, long-term priorities…

16/11/2010

Customer: Jurmala City Council, 2010. Development of strategy for a city (area of 100 km2, 55 thousand inhabitants). Discussions and extensive public consultation were organized and managed. Resort development and diversified business development were established as development priorities (two out…