Integrated Urban Development Plan (IUDP) - "Pilsen: University City of 2015"
October 30, 2015
The aim of the IUDP, implemented between 2007 and 2015, was to improve conditions for the knowledge economy and stimulate sustainable development of the city and the region.
The IUDP was conceived as thematic, but at the same time it also contained a zonal principle, as the sub-projects were mainly located in the south-western part of the city in the "Borská pole", where the ZČU campus is located and the area prepared for investment in research and development.
The IUDP implementation agreement secured for the city a financial allocation of EUR 10.9 million from the ROP Southwest programme for improving the transport connection to Borské políce. The amount was reduced to EUR 6.4 million due to the non-implementation of the originally planned extension of the tram line to Borská pole.
The main partner of the city in the implementation of the IUDP was the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, which became one of the most successful universities in terms of the funds obtained from the OP R&D&I, which enabled a major completion of the university campus.
Significant projects of partners implemented within the IUDP:
- European Centre of Excellence New Technologies for Information Society - NTIS
- Centre for New Technologies and Materials - CENTEM
- Centre for Technical and Science Education and Research - CTPVV
- Regional Innovation Centre for Electrical Engineering - RICE
- Regional Technology Institute - RTI
- Techmania Science Center
- Biomedical Centre of the Charles University in Pilsen
- UniMec LF UK in Pilsen
A major project of the city within the IUDP, coordinated by the ÚKEP: Trolleybus line Borská pole, section Němejcova - Panasonic
The aim of the project was to connect the south-western part of the city of Pilsen to the trolleybus traction and thus improve the transport accessibility of the area with a high level of industrial production. The connection to the public transport backbone network and main interchanges was improved. Another objective was to increase the attractiveness of the Borské Pole and to promote an environmentally friendly form of transport.
The construction of the line was divided into two projects. The 3.6 km long Nemejcova - Panasonic (- Nová Hospoda) section was co-financed from EU (ROP Southwest) resources in the amount of CZK 120 million. The second section, which consists of a 0.9 km long branch to Teslova Street, was financed entirely from municipal funds. The total cost amounted to CZK 162 million.
- Implementation: 2009 - 2010
- Total cost: CZK 162 million
- Subsidy from ROP Southwest: CZK 120 million