OUT NOW: The Country Profile of Serbia

ARL International ARL International
published on 22/12/2023

The evolution of the political system in Serbia was followed by changes in the planning doctrine.

During the early socialist era, planning and development practice was labelled an activity ‘in the public interest’ in a unitary and collectivist sense.

The political role of planning during state socialism in former Yugoslavia was influential through the ‘urban regeneration strategy’ after the Second World War, with the aim of providing new administrative buildings, public services and infrastructure, as well as access to housing for workers and their households.

Socialism gave way to the recentralisation of political power in the 1990s, while the elections from 2000 marked the beginning of the democratic regime in Serbia.

The transition to democracy, economic liberalisation, and political re-decentralisation was accompanied by the increasing flexibility of planning practice as subordinate to the requirements of private investments, large-scale privatisations of public enterprises and public housing, as well as informal urbanisation practices.

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