Sustainable Development Strategy of Riga until 2030 (hereinafter referred to as the Strategy) and Development Programme of Riga for 2014-2020 (hereinafter referred to as the Development Programme) are development planning documents of the municipality of Riga approved by decision of Riga City Council No. 1173 on 27 May 2014.

The Strategy is a planning document for long-term territory development of Riga municipality, which includes a vision, strategic objectives, spatial development perspective, and development priorities of the municipality’s long-term development.

Municipality of Riga proposes the following four long-term development objectives (LO):

LO1    Skilful, provided, and active society

LO2    Innovative, open economy with export capacity

LO3    Convenient, safe, and pleasant urban environment

LO4    Riga — internationally recognisable, important, and competitive Northern European metropolis

Development Programme is a medium-term planning document of the municipality, stipulating medium-term priorities and a set of measures for reaching the objectives and prepositions defined in the Strategy.

Action directions (19) that have been determined in the Development Programme are associated with the fields and sectors under the supervision of the municipality. Laws and regulations stipulate wide competence of the municipality, furthermore the municipality deals with other issues relevant for the population, therefore nineteen action directions have been brought forward. 

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