The political, social and economic changes in Central and Eastern Europe have their inevitable impact on the land use and planning and on the methods for urban development management. This is due not only to the transition from planned to market economy and the restitution measures. The changing forms of property and the new attitudes towards planning increase substantially the number of decision makers involved in development of Bulgarian cities. In this new environment, it appears necessary more than ever before, to face the current problems from a completely new perspective, borrowing on both the positive as well as the negative urban experience in the developed countries, whose route Bulgaria is trying to follow. At the outset, it appears very important to consider changing the public and professional awareness and understanding of few basic and simple truths: * The transition from planned to market economy does not mean in the least denying the need for planning; * Democratization in urban planning does not mean uncontrolled land use and management; * Private initiative liberalization does not mean encouragement of uncoordinated individual initiatives at the societal expense; * Property and land restitution does not mean neglecting the social mission of urban policy; Among all other principles for sustainable development, the professionals should find the way to enhance those proper urban values, which are basic in relation to the self-realization of the urban population. In this respect means should be found to control socially unjustified manifestations of personal creativity and initiative.