Experience of Livani Municipality in
improving urban environment
Project ELRI-177
"Tartu, Rezekne, Pskov: Green Management for Urban Development and Planning in EE-LV-RU Border
Capitals"/"GreenMan"
within the “Estonia-Latvia-Russia” ENPI CBC Programme 2007-2013
International seminar “Planning of Urban Environment“
Livani Municipality
Investment and Project Department
Senior Project Manager
Aiga Balule
22.08.2013.
Support to Livani urban development
 Livani district - one of 17 regional development centers
 Urban development available on European Regional
Development Fund (ERDF) funding
 ERDF programme «Infrastructure and Services», activity
3.6.1.1. «Promotion of the national and regional
development centers for balanced development of the
country»
 Integrated development programme of Livani Municipality –
a basis for urban development project implementation
Integrated development programmes
of Livani Municipality
Integrated development programme
of Livani Municipality
for 2012 – 2018
The main development priorities
1. Life and working
skills, and self-initiative
2. Entrepreneurship, work
and family well-being
AIM:
AIM:
 To life-long develop
skills and initiative
necessary for
entrepreneurship and
work
 To provide attractive
environment for
entrepreneurship, work,
and family well-being
Livani district vision 2020
Livani district –
entrepreneurship, modern
technologies and attractive
environment for family
well-being
Projects “Improvement of infrastructure of
streets and apartment house blocks in the
Livani town”
 Project implementation in 3 rounds:
1) 2009 – 3 apartment house yards and 3 town streets
reconstructed.
2) 2009–2011 – 5 apartment house yards and 3 town streets
reconstructed, and 7 apartment house yards improved.
3) 2010–2013 – 9 town streets reconstructed and 3 apartment
house yards improved.
Total costs 3 248 714 LVL of which 85% ERDF, state budget
subsidy 3% or 9%, municipality co-financing 6% or 12%
ERDF projects “Improvement of
infrastructure of streets and apartment house
blocks in the Livani town” (in 3 rounds)
BEFORE PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION
ERDF projects “Improvement of
infrastructure of streets and apartment house
blocks in the Livani town” (in 3 rounds)
AFTER PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION
Project „Improvement of infrastructure of
kindergartens and hobby educational
institutions in the Livani district ”
 The aim of the project – reconstruction and improvement of the
kindergarten «Rūķīši» and multifunctional center for the youth
 Project implementation: 2012 – 2013
 Total costs 1647 923 LVL, of which eligible costs 1 637 820
LVL: ERDF 85% - 1 392 147 LVL, state budget subsidy 3% 49 134 LVL, municipality co-financing 206 642 LVL
ERDF project „ Improvement of infrastructure of
kindergartens and hobby educational institutions in the
Livani district”
Kindergarten «Rūķīši» BEFORE PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION
ERDF project „Improvement of infrastructure of
kindergartens and hobby educational institutions in
the Livani district”
Kindergarten «Rūķīši» DURING PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION
Support to initiative of the inhabitants
• Call for proposals for the small grants announced by the Livani
District Council
Aim – to encourage activity and participation of the inhabitants in
solving urgent problems thus promoting improvement of people’s
quality of life.
• Funding from the Livani District Council for 1 project - 500 Ls;
• Call for proposals for the small grants „People create their
own environment” announced by the society «Preili District
Partnerships»
Aim – to improve the physical and social qualities of life under
private initiative of the inhabitants.
Small grants projects implemented by the
inhabitants
«Improvement of the surrounding area of
the Madaliņa St. Mary Magdalene's
Church in Jersika»
««Sābri»– for greener Livani»
Small grants projects implemented by the
inhabitants
Improvement of an apartment house yard
in the Sutri parish
Future plans for creating a
better environment
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Improvement of the parks, squares and peninsula in the Livani
town (introducing theme benches, fountain, greenery, skiing
tracks / bicycle lanes).
Cleaning of the riverbed and banks of the Dubna river.
Reconstruction of the roads and apartment house yards in the
parishes of the Livani district.
Drafting of technical projects for reconstruction of the Livani
town streets.
Drafting of technical project for reconstruction of the Livani
town stadium.
Improvement and popularization of the implemented bicycle
lanes.
Drafting of technical project for building an open-air stage in
the Livani town.
Conclusions
 Availability of funding – a start for improvement of urban
environment (no money – no party).
 A basis for the town development – a well established
basic infrastructure.
 Successful
project
implementation
–
qualitative
construction project, team work in the project, internal
communication.
 Reconstruction and improvement of apartment house
yards make the inhabitants satisfied with environment
quality.
 Municipality support to the inhabitants’ initiative – added
value to improvement of the town areas.
 Inhabitants’ voluntary work in improvement of areas –
invaluable investment in a balanced and sustainable
development of the urban environment.
Thank you!
Livani District Council
Rigas iela 77, Livani
LV-5316, LATVIA
e-mail: dome@livani.lv
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