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This project is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund through the Interreg Alpine Space programme

This project is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund through the Interreg Alpine Space programme

This project is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund through the Interreg Alpine Space programme

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Transnational topics of Sustainable Spatial Development

In order to identify the transnational topics in Alpine area two documents deem to be of high priority:

  • The Guiding Principles for Sustainable Spatial Development for the European Continent (CEMAT 2000)
  • The Alpine Convention Protocol on Spatial Planning and Sustainable Development.

Based on these documents and adjusted to mountain environments transnational topics are compiled in a grouping to CEMAT’s 10 main principles:

1 Territorial cohesion through balanced social and economic development
  • Polycentric development model as basis for spatial development
  • Economic diversification, multiple job-holding, craft and SME maintenance and development
  • Cooperation between SME within the Alpine Space
  • Support both economic development and a balanced distribution of the population in the Alpine territory/polycentricity
  • facilitate equal opportunities for the local population in its social, cultural and economic development

projects related to topic 1

2 Improving urban – rural relationship and Alpine/peri-alpine relationship
  • Accessibility of urban systems and functions and of public services and central functions for country dwellers
  • Equivalency of living conditions and quality
  • Recognition of the interests of Alpine populations
  • Synergies and complementarity between towns
  • Revitalisation and diversification of rural economies
  • Accessibility of recreation areas for urban dwellers while safeguarding natural and cultural heritages
  • Compensation mechanisms for Alpine services delivered to the lowlands or vice versa
  • Regulation of adverse impacts on the Alps generated outside of the Alpine Space

projects related to topic 2

3 Balanced accessibility
  • Completing TEN-projects where appropriate to a sustainable spatial policy
  • Linking small and medium-sized towns and peripheral areas to the major transport networks
  • Careful improvement of regional and local accessibility if necessary
  • Promotion of public transport offers

projects related to topic 3

4 Developing access to information and knowledge
  • Improving access to information

projects related to topic 4

5 Reducing environmental damage
  • Improving inadequate coordination of sectoral policies or local decisions
  • Prevention and mitigation of environmental harms through sectoral policies through spatial planning policy
  • Protection, sustainable management and rehabilitation of land, water, air and landscapes, fauna, flora, habitats

projects related to topic 5

6 Enhancing and protecting natural resources and natural heritage
  • Protection of natural resources as elements for balanced ecosystems, regional attractiveness, recreational quality and quality of life
  • Integrated mangement of water resources
  • Re-establishing and conserving ecosystems including ecological networks through spatial planning policy
  • Protection of environment by agriculture and forestry
  • Harmonise use of territory with the ecological needs and objectives
  • Use the resources and the territory sparingly and compatibly with the environment

projects related to topic 6

7 Enhancing cultural heritage as a factor for development
  • Integrated management of cultural hertitage
  • Relationship between modern architecture, urban design and cultural heritage
  • Maintenance and promotion of identity of mountain populations
  • Maintenance and promotion of diversity of cultural heritage
  • Respect of regional identities and specific cultural features

projects related to topic 7

8 Safe development of energy resources
  • Improving energy efficiency and energy saving
  • Promotion of renewable energy sources within the limits of the environmental capacities

projects related to topic 8

9 Encouraging high quality, sustainable tourism
  • Consideration of natural resources, economic, social and cultural environments
  • Development of tourism within the carrying capacity of these resources and environments

projects related to topic 9

10 Limitation of natural disaster impacts
  • Taking preventive measures
  • Reducing the vulnerability of settlement structures

projects related to topic 10

wiki/transnational_topics_of_ssd.txt · Last modified: 2014/07/18 11:11 by magdalenaw