Nataša Danilović Hristić, Keynoter


7-8 June 2019 Conference
4-14 December 2019 Exhibition

University of Belgrade – Faculty of Architecture
Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Gallery of Science and Technology

Relationship of urban planning and decision making and the impact on the quality of proposals

Nataša Danilović Hristić, Marija Lalošević


Raising the quality of life in the city as well as the protection of the public interest and sustainable urban living goals, in the broadest possible sense supposed to be in the focus of all participants in the planning and designing process. In contemporary urban planning practice in Serbia, it became rare when the sphere of politics completely believes and overhangs to the professionals and experts to provide adequately solutions, without interfering and imposing of own interest. Also, there are common examples of the absence of the public support to the planned changes in the urban area. Even when economic interest is not in the foreground, but plan primarily concerns the shaping of public space and supplement with adequate facilities, there may be differences in the perception of the site characteristics and its potentials. Despite the formal respect of statutory procedures, if the goal is implementation of in advance determined decisions, the role of the planning is denied and negated, and participation is tantamount to formalism. The Authors give an insight to the personal experience, the parallel work on several urban plans, similar to the characteristics of the site and dominant engagement of the public interest, noting the large differences in the freedom of the professional team to provide their complete vision of space. This leads to the conclusion that it is far better if the sphere of politics recognizes only the basic programme and key needs in the space and have no other ideas, especially those of the revolutionary and megalomaniac manner, that sometimes have only purpose to symbolize ‘their’ era.

Nataša Danilović Hristić, KEYNOTER

Nataša Danilović Hristić is research in position Research Associate in the Institute of Architecture and Urban & Spatial Planning of Serbia.
She has a PhD from the Faculty of Architecture,  University of Belgrade.
She was employed 2001-2017  in the Urban Planning Institute of Belgrade, Manager of Detailed Planning Department and Technical Director. She realized more than 30 detailed plans and spatial analysis as a team leader and in the cooperation.
She has professional licenses for architectural design and urban planning.
Nataša regularly participate in conferences and publishing in professional and scientific magazines.
Published books ‘’Urban Land in Process of Transition’’ (2002, Zadužbina Andrejević – ACADEMIA, Belgrade), ‘’Safety of Urban Spaces’’ (2013, Orion Art, Belgrade), ”The Latest Aspects of Planning the Special Purpose Areas in Serbia – Experiences and Recommendations” (co-author, 2017, IAUS).