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Decision making process

Name of the case study
Open Space Planning

Decision making process - stages
The decisions to develop this policy were taken by the political level. Overall, the implementation of the policy as well as the proposed measures are targeted to different departments and their responsibilities. Therefore, competence is linked to set targets which have to be fulfilled by the planning authority and responsible municipal departments (such as forest department, environmental unit or the municipal real estate unit) but is also linked to public and private development interests.

Decision making process - levels
The planning level was requested to prepare the baseline for the policy development, by collecting information and data, consulting internal and external experts and the public.

Decision making process - sources of information
Legal basis and relevant programmes:
Urban development programme
Regional development programme
Local Agenda 21 / Eco-city 2000
Technical programme about Housing
Technical basics:
Habitat mapping
Climatic situation
GIS data / aerial photos

Decision making process - who are the decision makers
Experts from administration and from external sources (universities) as well as the political level, who adopted the policy programme.

Decision making process - who made the final decision for project implementation
Both the political and the technical levels decided on its implementation.

Name of tool
Policy on "Open Space Planning"

Decision making process - tools in decision-making process
The policy should be regarded in the forefront of projects and is designed to go with spatial development planning activities. The main idea was to exert influence on the spatial development in the city. Though the success depends strongly on the available financial capacities. The quantitative goals in the policy relate to the set of measures, listing monetary allocations which are necessary for maintaining or purchasing green areas and any mounting. The use of the tool to support arguementations was one of the major objectives of using this tool.

Decision making process - how was the information for the dmp disseminated
The development of the policy has been in close co-operation with different stakeholder, including the public. Also its implementation has been designed to have private initiatives included.

Decision making process - how was the public involved
Additional information has been provided through brochures and public events in the districts.

Decision making process - was there public discussion over the project

What tools were used to assess sustainability?

Policy on "Open Space Planning"

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