Urbani izziv Volume 0, No. 26–27, May 1994
University of Ljubljana, Institute for geography, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Urban and regional management of small towns – the institution of intermunicipal cooperation
The article deals with problems of intermunicipal cooperation, especially in the field of physical planning and land management, since the majority of urbanized areas and functional connections between new communes exceed the administrative boundaries of particular territorial units. Possibilities of cooperation are shown, aspects which should be respected when deciding upon cooperation, criteria for including peripheral communes into the municipal region and goals of improving intermunicipal cooperation. In the conclusion, the intermunicipal union is discussed, especially its tasks, criteria for shaping the union and the timing of accession.
communes, intermunicipal cooperation, intercomunal union, local self-government