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2016 GGSD Forum - Session 1: Presentation by Dr. Jana Plamínková, City Councillor of Prague, Czech Republic


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2016 GGSD Forum - Session 1: Presentation by Dr. Jana Plamínková, City Councillor of Prague, Czech Republic

  1. 1. Jana Plamínková councilor for technical infrastructure and environment of the city of Prague
  2. 2. Good and transparent public administration ECONOMIC PILLAR SOCIALPIL LAR ENVIRON MENTALPILLAR Civic society Social solidarity and cohesion Harmony of urban and natural landscapes Active cultural policy and herritage protection Safe, resilient and prepared city Educated and innovative city Attractive and competitive city in Europe and region Healthy and active urban development Sustainable mobility GOVERNANCE PILLAR Complex view of sustainability ▶▶ Considering all fields of sustainability while planning future development ▶▶ New approach for evaluating sustainability in Prague’s ‘Land analytical assessment 2016’ (UAP) ▶▶ Assessing discrepancies among fields of sustainability in current urban development
  3. 3. Compact city as an approach towards sustainability ▶▶ Prague’s upcoming ‘Strategic plan, 2016’ proposes new urban revival and support for compact city development ▶▶ Compact high density city compared to spreading suburbia offers sustainable qualities: ▶▶ Higher share of public transit, walking and cycling ▶▶ Lower carbon footprint ▶▶ Shorter commute times ▶▶ Better access public services and amenities commuting pattern: kilometers traveled by car a day per resident
  4. 4. 22 % 39 % 40 % current Land-use plan Metropolitan plan 19 % of plan’s capacity of plan’s capacity of plan’s capacity of plan’s capacity New compact development in city-core ▶▶ Prague is preparing new land-use plan called ‘Metropolitan plan’ that materializes vision of new urbanity ▶▶ Focus new development to the inner city’s brownfields instead of spreading to the outer landscape ▶▶ Compared to current land- use plan, the Metropolitan plan orients most of potential development to the city-core area ▶▶ 40 % of Metropolitan plan proposed build-up capacity is located in the core-city compared to 40 % of current land-use plan’s build- up capacity on the city fringe
  5. 5. Economic advantages of compact city ▶▶ Providing new construction where the demand is highest ▶▶ Higher efficiency of service- based economic sectors ▶▶ Higher efficiency of public amenities ▶▶ Transport costs reduction: space and infrastructure need ▶▶ Commute cost reduction for households ▶▶ Negative externalities reduction: car traffic air and noise pollution, traffic accidents, carbon footprint Housing price per square meter
  6. 6. LOW-DENSITY SUBURBIA higher jobs and services density lower costs of infrastructure per resident higher efficiency of public transport more effective public space and amenities provision sustainable and healthier mobility COMPACT CITY Compact city as a tool for better quality of life ▶▶ Compact city provide us with lively neighborhoods, high density of jobs opportunities and services ▶▶ Compact city focuses on high quality public spaces, residential and safe streets, welcoming for outdoor and community activities ▶▶ Compact city offers dense network of public amenities, like parks, squares or schools, accessible for all within few minutes walk ▶▶ Compact city encourage healthy and safe mobility, that makes us more fit and increase our happiness
  7. 7. Thank you for your attention