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Growth Management Of The Cities As A Function Of Sustainable Development Of The Serbia Region


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M. Ralevic & A. Djukic


Serbia is going through a process of transition that involves big and rapid changes, which unfortunately have some side effects in the form of a set of negative, unfavourable and uncontrolable transformations. The most obvious ones are: slow development of the cities, first of all due to the lack of funds for replacement of the old infrastructure, but also due to ruined superstructure; disturbed even and equal development of the regions within the country (districts and municipalities) – in the last two decades only the gravitational area of the biggest city in the country – Belgrade – has developed; uncontrolled changes of the cities and settlements in terms of their uncontrolled growth – the cities have expanded in such a way that they have crossed the borders of the city’s constructional area, with such newly created suburbs acquiring all the characteristics of rural settlements; and illegal construction that reached its peak in the last decade of the 20 th century, thus disturbing the urban order and recommendations of the city planning documents. The basic objective of the research is to create some new approaches and methods of management aiming at the regeneration of the region and renewal of the cities. The management would mostly refer to the implementation of the city planning documents. Expected results include an even development of the region and controlled growth of the cities – by insisting on compact cities and on prevention of further illegal construction as well as on regeneration of illegally constructed parts and cities and decrease of the differences between developed and underdeveloped regions of the country. Keywords: region, urban planning, re-development, networks, sustainable, Belgrade.


region, urban planning, re-development, networks, sustainable, Belgrade.