Rural Revival Financing in Serbia: Kikinda Municipality Case Study

Furundžić, Danilo S. and Furundžić, Božidar S. and Ivaniš, Dragana and Jakšić-Kiurski, Dijana and Petrović, Ivana (2018) Rural Revival Financing in Serbia: Kikinda Municipality Case Study. REAL CORP 2018 – EXPANDING CITIES – DIMINISHING SPACE. Are “Smart Cities” the solution or part of the problem of continuous urbanisation around the globe? Proceedings of 23rd International Conference on Urban Planning, Regional Development and Information. pp. 369-378. ISSN 2521-3938

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In Serbia, similar to other European countries, towns grow, while villages lose population and fertile land disappears. Identification of potential resources for rural revival financing represents a research challenge. The aim of this paper is to evaluate Kikinda municipal budget increase as potential financial resource for revival of villages around Kikinda. New communal company in Kikinda, formed recently by five old communal companies merging, not only provides good services, but also enlarges municipal budget. In this paper, following Serbia rural features review, Kikinda Town and surrounding villages are briefly described. Prosperous village of Mokrin, once train station for the Orient Express, is presented in more detail. Then Kikinda Municipality budget is analyzed. Conclusion is that if the municipal budget surplus exists, small farming holdings can be financially supported to start modern food production. In Kikinda Municipality case, however, existing budget surplus is not sufficient for generous financial support yet.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: communal, revival, countryside, Kikinda, budget
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Depositing User: REAL CORP Administrator
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2018 08:06
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2018 08:06

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