Urbani izziv Volume 0, No. 30–31, May 1997
University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Structuring of spatial policies
The aim of the text is to present the complexity of spatial policies in developed countries. Owing to the unclear distinction between horizontal and vertical levels and the dynamic changes between tiers and departments, even specialists have problems in defining and implementing spatial policies. Because of historical and contemporary “transitional” changes, the conditions in Slovenia are even more complex. When discussing the consequences of change on the physical reality, we can expect more complications, since the number of factors influencing spatial policies is growing. Although the tradition of physical planning would stigmatise the incrementalist method of “muddling through”, it seems to be the most realistic possibility.
spatial policy, complexity, inter-tier adjustment, intersectorial adjustment