Volume 21, Issue 4-4, December 2017


Authors: Branislav Bijelić, Dejan Đorđević

Abstract: The implementation of spatial plans in the Republic of Srpska is certainly the weakest phase of the process of spatial planning in this entity. It is particularly evident in the case of the Spatial Plan of the Republic of Srpska until 2015 which is the highest strategic spatial planning document in the Republic of Srpska. More precisely, the implementation of spatial plans has been defined as the carrying out of spatial planning documents, i.e. planning propositions as defined in the spatial plans. For the purpose of this paper, a quantitative analysis of the implementation of the planning propositions envisioned by this document has been carried out. The difference between what was planned and what was implemented at the end of the planning period (ex-post evaluation of planning decisions) is presented in this paper. The weighting factor is defined for each thematic field and planning proposition, where the main criterion for determining the weighting factor is the share of the planning proposition and thematic field in the estimated total costs of the plan (financial criterion). The paper has also tackled the issue of the implementation of the Spatial Plan of Bosnia and Herzegovina for the period 1981 – 2000, as well as of the Spatial Plan of the Republic of Srpska 1996 – 2001 – Phased Plan for the period 1996 – 2001, as the previous strategic spatial planning documents of the highest rank covering the area of the Republic of Srpska. The research results have proven primary hypothesis of the paper that the level of the implementation of Spatial Plan of the Republic of Srpska until 2015 is less than 10%.

Keywords: implementation, spatial plan, planning proposition, quantitative analysis, ex-post evaluation

DOI: 10.5937/gp21-16077

Article info: 235-242

Received: July 9, 2017 | Revised: October 3, 2017 | Accepted: October 28, 2017

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