Strategic planning - meaning, process and society benefits
Strategic planning is one of our cornerstone solutions. We provide development of individual strategic projects and also support. We can assist to your team in the development process of strategic documents on regional, inter-municipal, municipal and settlement level. From 2013 to 2015, as urban planners and GIS specialists, we were part of an interdisciplinary team which developed strategic documents on local and regional level. Our latest experience consist of:
001. Why strategic planning?
Strategic planning is about setting frameworks and principles to guide the development of a specific location to a better state. These frameworks are designed to reach a specific long-term vision. Furthermore, the approach solves variety of problems shaped by the constantly changing economic, social or environmental conditions. These problems most often are infrastructural, social, environmental and etc.
Generally, the authorities try to secure suitable conditions for the inhabitants in each settlement in order to improve quality of life.
The most important benefit of this type of planning is that everybody are "on the same page” – “the page”of transparent goals (of which everyone is aware of) and of the path how to reach these goals.
Secondary, this type of planning strives to find a proper solution for the problems, that will lead to more positive outcomes for both - citizens and investors.
002. How this will help you?
003. Which are the pillars?
Space - The territory as a limited resource for placement of infrastructure, buildings.
Society - From the individuals, family, friends, community, nation.
Economy - All economic subjects that operate in particular scope, available resources and opportunities for growth.
Environment - The principle for sustainable development, i.e. to preserve the right of the future generations to meet their needs too.
004. What is the process?
The process has a lot of forms and ways of implementation, but the key steps, that are common for all, are as follows:
Analysis, evaluation and opportunities - one of our tasks is to create an analysis, an evaluation and a spatial distribution of human resources, economic activities and services (in line with gender, age, fertility, mortality, migration, education, employment and unemployment rates, annual wages, salaries, education, healthcare and social building / services).
005. Key development tasks
005.1. Age of the population
005.2. Education of the population
005.3. Employment of the population
005.4. Ecologic context
005.5. Summary map and problematic areas
- Strategy - vision, goals and priorities - we formed potential opportunities and problem solving pillars for development of the strategy.
- Investments per goals and priorities - we were involved in the process of investment strategy preparation.
- Indicators, control and monitoring - we created forecasting model for the key indicators and we linked targeted goals with this model. We striven to optimal monitoring and controlling instruments precision.
- Implementation, schedule and responsibilities - we developed a proposal for project implementation - through an integrated approach.