INURA Association Raises Voice against “Zagreb Manhattan Project”

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ZAGREB, July 9, 2019 – International university professors and experts for urban planning have sent an appeal to members of the Zagreb City Council urging them to reject the proposed amendments to the city’s general spatial plan that envisage the implementation of the so-called “Zagreb Manhattan” project on the banks of the Sava River.

INURA presents itself as “a network of people involved in action and research in localities and cities” and the network “consists of activists and researchers from community and environmental groups, universities, and local administrations, who wish to share experiences and to participate in common research”. INURA, founded in 1991 in Salecina, Switzerland is a network with a self-organizing, non-hierarchical, decentralized structure.

The network expresses concern over the information that Zagreb may follow the example of cities that have privatised and partly damaged their belts along coasts or river banks.

They also warn that the project was being agreed to behind closed doors and that the general public has not been provided with sufficient information.

In March this year, the city authorities said that Eagle Hills, a group of investors from Abu Dhabi, was the likely strategic investor in a possible development project colloquially called Zagreb’s Manhattan.

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