Location of the public territory: The whole city.

Current situation: The city is flooded with cars. Everyone stops where they want and how they can. The advantaged is the man with bigger jeep tires.
Infrastructure repairs do not radically solve the problems with parking, but on the contrary – deepen them. The victims are the green areas and the quality of the urban environment in general. How long?!

Project-idea: The project offers mass improvement of the inter-block spaces in our city. The future of cars is underground.

To build physical barriers – hedges, metal bars to surround the contours of green areas and sidewalks in order to protect them from unscrupulous citizens and return them to normal purpose.

The price and scale of such an initiative is well above “…up to BGN 5,000 per garden…”.

About the author: Anton Bogdev is an engineer – designer. He graduated from the University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy in Sofia and the National High School of Humanities and Arts “Konstantin Preslavski” in Varna. His competencies include: production of specialized maps, creation of digital terrain models, vertical planning, calculation of volumes and quantities, geographic information systems. Contact: anton_bogdev@abv.bg.

We are also waiting for your suggestions for the initiative “What does EcoVarna look like” at e-mail: ecovarna.info@gmail.com.

Projects must:

– to ensure a balance between natural and anthropogenic factors and to create preconditions for sustainable development of Varna;

– to contain a short explanatory part about the location of the public territory, its current state and vision for its future development;

– to be accompanied by a visualization – a photo of the current state of the place and a color sketch, a diagram of the future;

– be accompanied by a short CV of the author;

The projects will be published in the section “News”, category “Ecocity”, on the site ecovarna.info (after its update). After the completion of the initiative (until the collection of 12 project ideas) they will be submitted to the Union of Architects – Varna. All 12 ideas of “What EcoVarna looks like” will be presented in an official exhibition during the civic forum “Conference on Democracy 2021”, which is held annually on the last Saturday of February.

What EcoVarna Looks Like is part of the Active for Public Spaces initiative.

Translator: Valentina Vagge


Improving public knowledge about the role of Civil Society Organizations

The project “Improving public knowledge about the role of Civil Society Organizations” shall be implemented with the financial support of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway under the EEA Financial Mechanism. The main goal of the project is to improve citizens’ awareness of the role of non-governmental organizations in society. This material is established with the financial support of the Active Citizens Fund of Bulgaria under the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area. The whole responsibility for the content of the document is held by the Public Environmental Center for Sustainable Development and under no circumstances can this material be considered to reflect the official opinion of the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area and the Active Citizens Fund of Bulgaria.