Armenian Cultural Territorial Systems First Experience
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Armenia’s planning system, which is based on Soviet planning traditions, was developed continuously during the last decades in the framework of European and international best practices. As presented in this chapter, despite the changes in legislation, in practice the reality is different because post-independence improvements in the legislative framework and modernization of the planning system did not place communities as a focus of development. The brief analysis of participatory decision making in the Armenian context, highlighting the recent experience of the historic town of Dilijan and the surrounding area, highlights the challenges of the planning system. The core issue is the need to re-evaluate the role of the community in implemented policies and strategies, thus leading to the democratization of public administration, in particular territorial planning and government. The inclusion of the community is essential to harness the potential of the existing cultural strengths and enhance a territorial cultural system approach for spatial-development policies in Armenia.
KeywordsUrban planning Armenian national planning system Urban planning legislation
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