Management Theory and Studies for Rural Business and Infrastructure Development, Volume 30

Sustainable Development of the Cities and the EU Investments Taking Process

Remigijus Čiegis, Aistė Žalevičienė
Vytautas Magnus University; Šiauliai Municipality Administration

Abstract

Main object of this research is sustainable development of the cities in the context of investments and the problems in this process. Main goal is to analyze the process of sustainable development of the cities in the context of investments. In trying to achieve main goal main task should be resolved – to analyze the concept of sustainable development of the cities and to show the problems in the context of investments, as example analyzing Siauliai city.
Sustainable development of the cities includes three dimensions: social, economic, and environmental, and the main goal of the theory of cities development is to ensure social progress and economic growth of he city.
The concept of sustainable cities continued the ideas of the integrated cities and tried to harmonize economic growth and social progress with environmental limitations. The principles of sustainable development of the cities are broadly analyzed in the scientific literature, but to use them in concrete cities is quite difficult.
The next part of paper offers an analysis of the content and problems of sustainable development of Siauliai city.
Analyzed examples shows, that using EU money for investments municipality is trying to create sustainable city, but this process is more contingent as planned. Analysis done in the paper quit well show, that in the Siauliai city municipality don't have common sustainable strategy for EU money investments. Keywords: sustainable development, economy, cities,

Keyword(s): sustainable development; economy; cities; investments


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