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Ciechanow - Sustainable Town

Ciechanow

Detailed description of the Good Practice

Development of the town of Ciechanow is a very unusual case in the world-wide scale. It is described in point 14 below. The main goal of the project was improvement of living conditions by means of comprehensive sustainable development of the town. We defined a sustainable town as a town having well-developed both economic and social sector, unpolluted environment, a town taking care of both health and intellectual, inward development of its inhabitants and visitors. Our detailed objectives were: improvement of drinking water quality, Lydynia river water and ground water quality, air quality, land surface protection, improvement of health, physical culture and intellectual, inward development of people, improvement of likeness of the town and ecological education especially in the field of EU compliance.

sustainable development
health
water quality
air quality

Objectives of the Good Practice

improvement of drinking water quality, Lydynia river water and ground water quality, air quality, land surface protection, improvement of health, physical culture and intellectual, inward development of people, improvement of likeness of the town and ecological education especially in the field of EU compliance.

Participants of the Good Practice

City of Ciechanow

Target group of the Good Practice

citizens of Ciechanow

Funding of the Good Practice

City of Ciechanow

More Details of the Good Practice

We've achieved significant improvement in the field of environment (quality of drinking water, air, Lydynia river water and solid wastes disposal and management). We've created perfect conditions for people to increase their physical culture, recreation possibilities, intellectual, inward development and state of health. Living conditions of disabled persons have been significantly improved. Town likeness has been positively changed. Institutions, organisations, business have been trained on ecology and EU standards and funds in the field of environment and ecology. We created conditions for development of high schools (4 schools have been created). Safety of the town have been improved. Sustainable development and ecological issues have been included into the town development strategy as a selected integral chapter of the document. Our achievements have been awarded by international organisations: UNICEF, The European Cities and Towns Campaign, Regional Environmental Center (REC) and European Commission.
It is important to emphasise the fact of partnership of stakeholders for town sustainability. Priorities were set taking into consideration opinions of experts, offices, private enterprises, NGOs, social institutions and citizens (questionnaires). Ecological issues are very important during the location of new industrial investments. For example a new investor Delitissue (Italy) obtained tax relieves and it will build a part of sewage system not only for own purposes but also for municipal usage. Co-operation between local authorities and business in the field of sustainability is co-ordinated by Mazovian Chamber of Commerce.

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