10th International Academic Symposium “PLANNED AND NORMATIVE PROTECTION OF SPACE AND ENVIRONMENT”
University of Belgrade – Faculty of Geography and Serbian Spatial Planners Association are organizing the 10th International Academic Symposium with subject “PLANNED AND NORMATIVE PROTECTION OF SPACE AND ENVIRONMENT”, traditionally, in Subotica-Palic, from May 9 to May 11, 2019.
The symposium provides an opportunity to bring together experts in spatial planning, environmental protection, state representatives and local administrative bodies as well as non-governmental sector.
The intention of the organizers of this symposium is to discuss the current situation in the field of development and implementation of planning documents in Serbia and legal environment of these documents. This symposium was inspired by changing legislation in the field of spatial planning and environmental protection, also adoption of the set of Spatial Plans for Special Purpose Areas on the territory of Serbia, which elaborate the spatial development of the territory of the Republic and are defined by the Spatial Plan of the Republic of Serbia. A significant aspect of these documents is balancing of economic and other activities in relation to the protection of natural and the environment and also achieving the overall sustainable development of Serbia.
This year a special emphasis has been put on the issues of planning and managing natural and cultural goods and renewable energy sources in spatial and urban plans. Bearing in mind importance of these topics and the wide range of scientific and professional approaches in solving this problem, this is very good opportunity to exchange scientific and professional experiences from Serbia and abroad on one place and try to improve the methodology of planning and management of natural and cultural goods. At the same time, a growing trend in using natural and cultural resources as the backbone of tourism and economic development of Serbia requires a different, more proactive approach to the planning of the area in accordance with the principles of sustainable development and protection of non-renewable resources.
In addition to the usual topics related to the legal and institutional framework for the protection of space and environmental protection, the improvement of the methodology for developing plans and studies as well as presentations of experiences in the development of planning documents, the section intended for young researchers will gather young experts, master and PhD students and publish their papers in special electronic issue. Through the presentations of the current practices in this part of Europe it is expected that active participation of local authors and the exchange of knowledge that can improve the methodology and concept of planning, utilization of natural and cultural values, as well as the assessment of new technologies that can contribute to this process.
A positive experience with the previous nine conferences, more than 500 presentations and published papers, with over 5000 pages of text in nine conference proceedings, represent a solid basis for organizing another successful event.
Therefore, having in mind the importance and attractiveness of the mentioned topics, we invite you to take part at this symposium and contribute to its successful implementation.
TOPICS OF THE SYMPOSIUM:
1. LEGAL AND INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK FOR SPATIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
2. PLANNING AND MANAGING NATURE AND CULTURAL RESOURCES
- International framework – networking, legal framework
- Status and importance of natural and cultural resources
- Management of cultural and natural resources
- Planning and protecting natural and cultural assets in strategic documents
- Conflicts of the development of natural and cultural resource
3. PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT OF RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES
- Strategic framework for renewable energy in planning and strategic documents
- Planning and designing a renewable energy system
- Conflicts in the protection and use of renewable energy sources (small hydropower plants, solar power plants, wind power, etc.)
4. EXPERIENCES IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF SPATIAL AND URBAN PLANS
5. PAPERS OF YOUNG RESEARCHERS
DEADLINES FOR APPLYING AND SENDING PAPERS
Deadline for submitting the subject of the paper with the abstract up to 300 words: 22nd February 2019.
Deadline for response from Scientific Board: 1st March 2019.
Deadline for sending the final version of the paper: 4th April 2019.
Paper should be up to six A4 pages in length.
Abstracts and papers are to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org