‘New Places’ in Novi Sad: Improvement of Small Public Spaces Started

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The implementation of 13 projects selected within the call for improvement of small public surfaces ‘New Places – Microgranting’ is in progress, and four voluntary programmes have been implemented so far, i.e. gatherings with local community and presentation of new places in their neighbourhoods.

During the last two weeks, projects were implemented in Bulevar Oslobođenja, in Petrovaradin, Adice and Novo Naselje, which included different types of urban street furniture, horticulture management (greening) and space management.

‘I think that the call brings innovations and truly embellishes different parts of our cities. Organisations that implement their ideas in situ, and negotiate with local community what our neighbours and citizens would like to have in their neighbourhood and how to improve it’, said Jovana Jarić, from the Centre for Multidisciplinary Research that implemented its idea in Novo Naselje, Partizanskih baza Street.

Two voluntary programmes are scheduled for tomorrow, 30 June. The new project of the FC ‘Jedinstvo’ will be presented at 10 a.m. and it will include installation of green benches, and at 5 p.m. we will gather citizens in Šodroš, where the Eco-gathering ‘Zeleni Sad’ will present the project ‘Our Oasis’.

On Wednesday, 8 July, voluntary programmes should have been implemented at Liman 4, where the implementation of the project Creative new authentic Liman place (Narodnog fronta Street no. 64) and in Omladinskog pokreta Street no. 2, where the implementation of the project Micro-oasis in the block was finished, but due to the pandemic situation and measures, there will be no gathering and presentation of the place.

‘New Places – Microgranting’ call for improvement of small public surfaces in the city and Zone 021 was launched within the ‘Novi Sad – European Capital of Culture’ project with the main idea of involving local community in the improvement of small urban public spaces and raising capacities of citizens and joint work.

The call was closed in March 2020, and due to the pandemic and state of emergency, its implementation has stopped. You can check the results of the call on the website of the ‘Novi Sad – European Capital of Culture’.


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