The goal of the project DONAUHANSE is to establish a network of cities, which provides sound solutions to similar problems with the greatest possible benefit for all participating cities and regions along the Danube.

CUPA Workshop in Zagreb

18.07.2013 | Donauhanse, Urban development

The City Network DonauHanse, under the leadership of TINA Vienna, organized the sixth workshop for the Co-operative Urban Planning Approaches project (CUPA), which took place from July 3rd-5th, 2013, in Zagreb, Croatia.

This workshop concentrated on the Zagreb Fair quarter which is located on the central axis of the city, in the area of the right Sava River bank at the eastern edge of the City district New Zagreb. During its development (1955) the Zagreb Fair quarter had a dominant economic function and it eventually grew into the leading economic fair in this part of Europe. Due to the reduction of the Zagreb Fair’s catchment market after the collapse of the former state, Zagreb Fair was confronted with the problem of maintaining its position as the main Fair in the region.

Currently there is great concern about the development and management to transform it into a modern Fair quarter. Therefore participants have been encouraged to identify different aspects of involving stakeholders and to suggest possible spatial proposals for the introduction of additional or new functions that could easily be combined with the fairground function.

During the three-day workshop international experts from Amsterdam, Bratislava, Munich, Vienna worked together with experts from the Zagreb municipal departments, Zagreb Holding and staff members of the University of Zagreb to find solutions for this problem.

The proposed measures were presented to the deputy mayor Sandra Švaljek and to the media at a press conference at Zagreb Forum on Friday July 5th, 2013.

All supporting documents, presentations and the final report of the CUPA Workshop in Zagreb will be available on the DonauHanse Website www.donauhanse.net