Urbani izziv Volume 12, No. 1, June 2001
Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Comparative or competitive advantages of Ljubljana in the European integration process
The article deals with the comparative advantages of Ljubljana, the capital city of Slovenia, in the process of international and European integrations and the competitiveness of cities in the framework of the sustainable development paradigm. The aim of the article is to define the advantages and factors that are important for the future role of Ljubljana in the network of European cities, as well as to devise an empirical basis that can be used for strategists of urban development and researchers in the fields of urban and regional development. Special emphasis is given to the position and role of Ljubljana in comparison to other cities in Slovenia and to the comparative analysis between Ljubljana and chosen (sample and competitive) cities within the European Union, Central European capital cities and nearby cross border cities within the framework of the Alpe-Adria union.
Alpe-Adria, Central Europe, European Union, Ljubljana, network of European cities, regional development