Urbani izziv Volume 11, No. 2, December 2000
Mojca ŠAŠEK DIVJAK
Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia, Ljubljana, Slovenia
New forms of dwelling – sustainable urban communities
Various new forms of settlements composed of sustainable communities are emerging all around the World as answers to the urban crises in great cities. These settlements differ, especially when comparing the countries where they appear. However they also have many common features, such as the humane scale and social community cohesion, public participation in their management, enforcing new societal values and sustainable orientation of activities. These settlements where developed following development of information and communication technology and correspond to the introduction of new styles of life and employment.
architecture, eco-settlements, housing, sustainable community, sustainable development