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.