Urbani izziv Volume 14, No. 1, June 2003
(Methods and techniques)
Manca PLAZAR MLAKAR
University of Primorska, Science and Research Centre of Koper, Koper, Slovenia
The use of multi-layered opportunities/threats (MOT) method in determining synergetic development potentials in cities
Development potentials of cities are researched by numerous methodologies. The article deals with surplus, i.e. how to determine development potentials amongst the myriad of apparently equal ones, which can offer cities the best synergetic development effects in relation to invested efforts. The author proposes a methodological model, multi-layered analysis of opportunities and threats (MOT), which was tested on a pilot study. The results confirm that the possibility of preparing starting points for a city’s comprehensive development vision and strategy is relatively simple.
city, development potential, network, spatial system, synergy