- Up to the 60s
The land belongs to citizens, who have urban gardens for production of vegetables, fruits and flowers.
- In the 60s
During the Socialist regime the gardens are nationalized for the construction of the Bedechka Park. It remains unclear, if the owners get compensated.
- 1989 and the beginning of the 90s
Change of ideologies
The former owners seek their rights over the sites, but got rejected with the motivations that the area is already a park. According to the law in a place with a realized public project (park, school, street, etc.) lands cannot be given back.
- Mid of the 90s
In the process of restitution, the city administration returned the sites to their former owners due to forensic expertise claiming that in the green area "no park enterprise happened".
- The New Millenia
Part of the owners sells their lands to investors, under whose pressure the municipal administration changes the urban plan. The territory of the park changes from "green" to "development area".
- March 2016
The practical destruction of the park
Construction in the park Starts. The citizens understand about it no earlier than the entering of bulldozers and construction equipment into the green urban area.
The case is widespread in Bulgaria and is a symptom of a national problem.
Strategic Urban Planing for Conflict Resolution
A "virtuous circle" in which activists engage citizens. Citizens pressure the government. Meanwhile, activists are supported, or vice versa, by the academia.
The result is the promotion of a common idea and the generation of a petition with potential for greater impact on the authorities.