Strategic action plan for Greater Warsaw – Strategic guide 2.0
Since 1 January 2018 a new statistical division of the Mazowieckie Voivodeship has been in place, with the Warsaw capital NUTS region encompassing Warsaw and nine surrounding districts with their 69 communes. Since then the Warsaw NUTS 2 level has been regarded as the Warsaw Metropolitan Area. This decision created a necessity to verify the provisions of the Development Strategy for the Warsaw Metropolitan Area written in 2015:
- Does it take into account the current shape of the metropolitan region and the arising needs?
- How do strategic goals of the new communes correspond with its objectives?
- How does the territorial change affect the whole Warsaw Metropolitan Area?
In order to answer the above questions, we have developed “The strategic action plan for Greater Warsaw” in the form of the practical “Strategic guide 2.0” pointing to the development needs of the Warsaw Metropolitan Area within its current borders. The main tool for its development was the organisation of strategic workshops for partners co-creating Greater Warsaw.
Local government bodies are facing a great challenge of building together a harmoniously developing Warsaw Metropolitan Area. The task is undoubtedly difficult, as it requires the reconciliation of their various interests and taking into account differing needs of the respective communes. However, a very important observation arose from the workshops:
The internal diversity of the Warsaw Metropolitan Area does not constitute a barrier to the effective joint management of the area but should be regarded as its important asset.
“The strategic action plan for Greater Warsaw” will be of assistance in making strategic decisions and daily activities keeping Greater Warsaw in balance
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