Spatial, Environmental, Energy and Social Aspects of Developing Settlements and Climate Change – Mutual Impacts

Project: Projects from Previous Employment

Project Details


From the Foreword of the published book (2013); The project co‐ordinator is the Institute of Architecture and Urban & Spatial Planning of Serbia (IAUS). The project participants are the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Belgrade (AF‐UB), the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the University of Belgrade (GF‐UB), the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the University of Belgrade (ETF‐UB), the Faculty of Sciences and Mathematics of the University of  Niš (PMF‐UN), the Institute of Technical Sciences of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts (ITN‐SANU).  
Dr Branka Dimitrijević, Professor at the School of Engineering and Built Environment at Glasgow Caledonian University, collaborates on this project. She wrote the report on policies and practice in Scotland related to the project theme. Dr Dimitrijević delivered a seminar about the report Impact of Climate Change on Policy and Practice in Spatial, Ecological, Energy and Social Planning of Settlements in Scotland in October 2011.
Knowledge exchange within the project continued through a series of papers by researchers of IAUS and AF‐UB about the related policies and practice in Serbia. The research papers follow the chapters written by Dr Dimitrijević and enable a comparison of policies and practice in Scotland and Serbia.

Layman's description

The project compared policies, legislation and practice in Scotland and Serbia regarding planning and regeneration of settlements in the context of climate change.

Key findings

The comparison enabled development of recommendations for future research that will underpin development and application of the above policies in Serbia.


The project was funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia.
Effective start/end date1/02/1131/12/15

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land


  • urban planning
  • regeneration
  • climate change
  • policies and actions
  • Scotland
  • Serbia