The effects of Urban Planning Methodology and Practice

In this paper we analyze the consequences that the current urban planning framework in Skopje will produce in the long run. By mapping and visualizing the city’s growth in two authentic neighborhoods, we argue that this framework significantly favors private above public interest, as local authorities tend to their own needs and those of the investors and fail to address the concerns raised by the citizens. This in turn has created a model for ‘regulated’ un- sustainability, i.e. an urban planning model that only satisfies individual appetites while intensifies urban problems such us lack of parking and green areas, traffic, pollution, insulation

Year of publication: 2013