Urbani izziv Volume 12, No. 1, June 2001
Mojca ŠAŠEK DIVJAK
Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Sustainable aspects of urban renewal
Guiding urban development demands a comprehensive approach in the wider, regional sense. Sustainable models for regional cities include the development of the central compact city and decentralised densening of suburban areas. One of the guiding principles of the decentralised concentration model is establishing connections between the development of regional structures with the development of public transport. Development is concentrated in strategic points along the regional public transport routes. Thus smaller centres (with higher density) are formed along public transport routes, joining various urban functions: work, residence, shopping and leisure.
comprehensive approach, decentralised concentration model, sustainable urban development