On 3-4 December 2016, training for teachers entitled “Evaluation and Planning of Space – Sustainable Cities and Neighborhoods” was held in Plužine. It was attended by 36 kindergarten, primary and high school teachers from Plužine. This training has been accredited by the Bureau for Education Services of Montenegro. The training is conducted within the project “SCHOOL4CITY - Bringing education about sustainable cities in Montenegrin schools”.
The overall objective of the training is to enable teachers to implement a cross-curricular theme Evaluation and Planning of Space – Sustainable Cities and Neighborhoods. Specific objectives of the training are to improve the knowledge about space as a resource, evaluation and planning of space in terms of its sustainable development and the impact of human activity on space in relation to economic challenges and climate changes; about efficient location, organizing and combining of different types of settlements and human activities; about different types and styles of art; to increase the understanding about characteristics and principles of sustainable cities and neighborhoods (energy, waste, water, transport, green infrastructure, public spaces); about urbanization around the world, its benefits and problems, about values of well-designed buildings and spaces; to raise awareness of the impact (positive and negative) of entrepreneurship in the local community; of the importance of well-designed built environment for healthy local entrepreneurship.
The project "SCHOOL4CITY Bringing education about sustainable cities in Montenegrin schools" has been approved in October 2015 by The Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt DBU (German Federal Environmental Foundation), one of Europe’s largest foundations that promotes innovative and exemplary environmental projects. The project is implemented in cooperation between JAS - Jugend Architektur Stadt e.V. (Germany), Expeditio and the Bureau for Education Services of Montenegro. The aim of the project is to improve the understanding and application of sustainable cities concept among the teachers and children/students in kindergartens, primary and high-schools in Montenegro.