About the conference
The Maksimir Public Institution for the Management of Protected Areas of the City of Zagreb, in order to interest the public and present the principles and trends in nature conservation and management of protected areas, invites to the international conference City Windows in Nature.
Objective of the project City Windows in Nature – improvement of urban biodiversity and development of green infrastructure (Modernization II): The project activities envisage the establishment of visitor infrastructure and program activities in the area of Maksimir Park – the monument of park architecture and the significant landscape of Savica
Biodiversity protection in large cities, by preserving, revitalizing and creating a network of diverse habitats, is of great importance for nature protection and life quality improvement of the urban population. This project creates the preconditions for the establishment of a proactive and multifunctional network of green infrastructure, which develops and improves the system of sustainable nature management in the City of Zagreb. The project creates a new attractive visitor infrastructure by building and renovating 12 infrastructure facilities, which contributes to the development of a modern and integrated tourist offer in the City of Zagreb.
Urban biodiversity is the key to connecting people with nature and is a successful educational tool that awakens a sense of responsibility and the need to protect nature. This will be facilitated by five new thematic programs that include 18 educational programs and 16 newly developed interpretive contents. In order to ensure the greatest possible inclusion among visitors, 11 educational programs and most of the interpretation content will be adapted to people with sensory impairments.
Project implementation period: 01.10.2018. – 31.12.2021 .
Total value of the project: 34.916.730,32 kn
Sources of funding: European Union in the amount of 13.982.357,30 kn and the budget of the City of Zagreb
Organized as part of the City Windows in Nature – improving urban biodiversity and green infrastructure development the conference aims to ensure the exchange of knowledge and experience of experts and the public and an overview of the project. The submitted papers should cover areas of natural heritage conservation, green infrastructure, ecosystem services, landscape, landscape architecture, protected area management, urban biodiversity, spatial psychology, education and interpretation, visits to naturally valuable areas and the like.
The conference will be held 9th and 10th of September 2021. in Zagreb
The first day of the conference, Thursday, September 9, 2021, is reserved for professional lectures in Kraš Auditorium, Ravnice 48, and the second day of the conference, Friday, September 10, 2021, a tour of the protected areas of Maksimir Park and the significant landscape of Savica was organized.
In addition to the public institution Maksimir, the partners in the implementation of the project are the City of Zagreb, the association BIOM, the association Vjetar u Leđa, the Croatian Association of Deafblind People Dodir and the Zagreb Zoo.
The project is co-financed by the European Union from the European Regional Development Fund within the program Promoting Sustainable Development of Natural Heritage.