Out now: The Country Profile of Croatia

ARL International ARL International
published on 31/03/2023

The spatial planning system in Croatia has undergone significant changes throughout its history.

In the early 1990s, Croatia gained independence but also faced a brutal war. Ordinances were passed for spatial planning in war-affected areas to aid reconstruction. The planning system has changed with the adoption of new spatial planning laws in 1994, 2007 and 2013.

However, the instruments for implementing spatial plans did not keep pace with changes in the social and economic system, which led to problems in the implementation of plans. In 1997, the Spatial Planning Strategy of the Republic of Croatia was adopted, followed by the Spatial Planning Programme in 1999, taking into account changes in the political, social, and economic system and relations with neighbouring European states.

Read more about the spatial planning system in Croatia here: https://www.arl-international.com/knowledge/country-profiles/croatia.