Georgia Livable Urban Area Planning
In collaboration with local stakeholders and the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure, Otak prepared Integrated Urban Development Plans (IUDPs) for four urban economic clusters in Georgia. Each cluster had its own unique challenges and opportunities, but had the common focus of capitalizing on tourism opportunities to drive economic growth. The development of IUDPs followed a participatory approach with stakeholder consultations at all key phases, ensuring collaborative and locally driven outputs. The IUDPs include a vision and long term strategy and are accompanied by an integrated Investment Plan, covering infrastructure, services, and business development initatives. The effective combination of strategic action and investment planning will make it possible for these regions to maintain a balance among its cultural and physical environments, while ensuring equitable economic growth in response to emerging opportunities.
Location: Republic of Georgia
Client: Asia Development Bank
Project Manager: Niels van Dijk
Contract Value: $707,500
Type: Urban Planning, Economic Development