CITYREGIO II - Project Jizni město (South Town) district of Plzen


Ing. Eva Brejchová

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CityRegio II

The international project of CITYREGIO started up already in 2002. The aim of the project was to establish cooperation among cities and institutions of varioius countries as they were dealing with similar problems during the development of regional centres. The project was endorsed and financially supported by the European Union Programme INTERREG IIIB which covered approx. 75 % of the costing. At that time, partners of the regions of Leipzig, Pilsen and Linz cooperated on that project.

The project finished in 2005. However, its idea appeared to be still viable and achieved results opened many further questions in the field of regional development. Regional centres in different countries have some knowledge to share with the others and, moreover, there rises a desirable effect of bringing people, regions and institutions of the EU together. That is why the partners asked INTERREG IIIB for the support of another project CITYREGIO II.

The application was granted and Pilsen was awarded a support of its part of the project in the amount of approx. 250 000,- EUR, with the necessity of 25 % co-financing. So the second part of the project was allowed to start in April 2006 and is scheduled for two years. Within the frame of this project, the key activity of the City of Pilsen is finding the most suitable urban lay-out of the Southern City and preparing the area documentation for this strategic area up to the level of a regulation plan.

Project Partners

Czech Republic: Urban Planning and Development Institute of the City of Pilsen (lead partner of the project), Regional Development Agency of the Pilsen Region; Germany: Leipzig, District of Muldentalkreis, District of Delitzsch, District of Leipziger Land, Aufbauwerk Region Leipzig GmbH; Poland: Gdansk, Gdansk Enterpreneurship Foundation; Hungarz: Pecs, Kaposvar, Szekszard, Development Agency of Southern Danubian Part of Hungary; Italy: Bologna; Bulgaria: Varna

Jižní město (South Town) district of Plzeň – new city residential area in the vicinity of D 5 motorway

Project of Jižní město (South Town) district of Plzeň sets a goal to design and originate a new, urbanistically valuable town district with a wide range of functional use of the area. At the moment we can say that on the basis of analyses processed so far the area of almost 650 hectars is suitable for fulfilling many targets of the programme documents of the city. There are good prospects of realization of projects in the fields of housing, civic amenities and employment. An independent town district with all necessary facilities can be established here. At the same time, there is an opportunity to localize projects of both the city and the region – strategic production zone, exhibition premise and also projects responding to an increasing demand for leisure time activities such as sports and leisure centre, aquapark etc.