Urbani izziv Volume 11, No. 2, December 2000
University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering, Chair of Spatial Planning, Ljubljana, Slovenia
International guidelines and the spatial development of Slovenia
The author presents the key findings from a research project with the same title he conducted, together with prof. Peter Gabrijelčič and senior lecturer Alma Zavodnik. The spatial aspects of advantages and dangers for Slovenia following accession to the European Union are shown. The general principles as pointed out in the document ESDP are acceptable for Slovenia, as long as the urban network and system of protected natural areas are better emphasised, coupled with competitiveness with neighbouring foreign urban centres, attracting transport flows, searching for market niches in agriculture and production and maintaining the identity of Slovenian cities and landscapes.
European Union, poly-centrism, regionalism, Slovenia, spatial development