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Urbani izziv Volume 12, No. 2, December 2001 : 133–137

DOI: 10.5379/urbani-izziv-en-2001-12-02-004

 

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Author

Davorin GAZVODA

University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty, Department of Landscape Architecture, Ljubljana, Slovenia
davor.gazvoda@bf.uni-lj.si

 

Title

The role and significance of green spaces in recent Slovenian residential estates

 

Abstract

The design of new housing estates in Slovenia isn’t improving despite new technologies and expansive professional knowledge in various fields from urban and architectural design to landscape design of open spaces. Low availability of building space and desired growth of returns from given sites by increasing building density and quantity of homes are both diminishing possibilities for adequate design of green surfaces that could significantly improve the quality of the living environment. Comparison with older housing estates shows that green neighbourhood surfaces designed thirty or more years ago are much better. Despite changed social conditions, parameters defining high quality living environments haven’t changed. Therefore at all levels of urban planning and aligned to adequate spatial policies it is necessary to strive for more spacious housing estates with larger shares of suitably designed green surfaces.

 

Key Words

green spaces, housing estates, Ljubljana, open space, quality of life

 

 

 

PUBLISHER

Urbanistični inštitut RS
Urbani izziv - Editorial Board
Trnovski pristan 2, 1000 Ljubljana, SLO

  + 386 (0)1 420 13 10
  urbani.izziv@uirs.si

ISSN

Print edition: 0353-6483
Web edition: 1855-8399

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