Georgia Livable Urban Area Planning Republic of Georgia
In collaboration with local stakeholders and the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure, Integrated Urban Development Plans (IUDPs) were prepared for four urban economic clusters in Georgia.
Integrated Urban Development Plans to Drive Economic Growth
With their own unique challenges and opportunities, each cluster 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 initiatives. 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.