Planning and Climate Change in Serbia: Integrated Responses to the Causes and Impacts

  • Tijana CrnčevićEmail author
  • Jelena Živanović Miljković
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The contemporary planning process faces the task of responding to the ever clearer impacts of climate change – floods, droughts, temperature extremes, increased fire risk, etc. As a process of public/social interest, planning (spatial, urban) has the ability to take a proactive role in current climate change issues. Within recent years, in order to create adequate conditions for climate change mitigation and adaptation, special efforts on the global, regional, and local level have been directed toward providing appropriate strategic frameworks, information bases, and necessary instruments. Referring to the selected case studies from spatial planning in Serbia, this chapter presents the current state of spatial planning regarding the issue of climate change in Serbia. Specifically, the chapter estimates whether the planning process itself has the capacity to provide an integrated approach to climate change issues and to ensure the conditions that promote appropriate measures (for climate change mitigation and adaptation), to ensure achieving resilient spaces and communities.


Planning Climate change Mitigation Adaptation Serbia 



This chapter is prepared within the scientific projects No. III 47014, TR 36035, and TR 36036, financed by the Republic of Serbia Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development in the period 2011–2018.


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  • Tijana Crnčević
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    Email author
  • Jelena Živanović Miljković
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Architecture and Urban and Spatial Planning of SerbiaBelgradeSerbia

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