Municipal Spatial Planning Support Programme phase 1

Municipal Spatial Planning Support Programme MuSPP 1 (Nov. 2005 – April 2008)

The Municipal Spatial Planning Support Programme (MuSPP) funded by the Government of Sweden through the Swedish International Development and Cooperation Agency (Sida), was supporting 6 secondary municipalities through daily, intensive on-job advice and guidance in the actual preparation of municipal and urban plans. It also assisted the Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning and civil society organizations to support and actively participate in this process.

The concept of the Programme was developed in close collaboration with target municipalities to ensure their full ownership of planned activities, and responsibility for their implementation with advice and guidance provided by UN-Habitat. The six partner municipalities included: Ferizaj/ Urosevac, Gjakova/ Djakovica, Gjilan/ Gnjilane, Mitrovicë/ Mitrovica, Peja/ Pec and Prizren. Limited cooperation was established with pilot municipalities of Junik, Mamusa/Mamushe and Hani i Elezit/ Elez Han.

The Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning was the key central level counterpart of the Programme. Close cooperation was maintained also with the Association of Kosovo Municipalities and the Ministry of Local Government and Administration. The Programme was carried out under the motto “Making Better Cities Together” which meant that by planning and working all together Kosovo cities can be a better place for living to all its citizens. The programme assisted partner municipalities in developing and implementing small demo-projects aimed at upgrading public spaces in urban areas.

Funding partner: Swedish Government

Please find the MuSPP Toolbox here