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Salzburg recognised the value of good planning and urban design already in the early 1980s and established a new architectural policy, which gained international recognition as the 'Salzburg project', and finally in 1993 resulted in the Salzburg 'Architectural Initiative'. This organisation serves as a forum for public debate, where citizens, politicians, business people and professional experts can exchange views. Salzburg sets an interesting example in Europe on how to deal with 'hot issues' of architecture and the quality of the built environment in public debates.

The Salzburg Architectural Initiative aims to improve the process of decision making in the areas of land use and development; the already available EASW-method seemed to be the appropriate tool.

This report is based on observations made during a European Awareness Scenario Workshop (EASW) "Stadtentwicklung an der Grenze' (Urban development at the borderline) in Salzburg, Austria, November 27,1997, followed by an evaluation meeting together with other EASW experts.

For more information on EASW visit the web site on CORDIS at

Note: the annexes are not included in this document.

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