Urbani izziv Volume 13, No. 2, December 2002
Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia, Ljubljana, Slovenia
University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Competitive advantages of Central European cities in the cross-border region Alpe-Adria
The article deals with the competitive advantages of the major cities in the Alpe-Adria region, defined by the authors on the basis of a survey conducted among experts and leading individuals from various fields. First opinions on the international image of cities, international functions, marketing properties and rivals are shown. The next theme is quality of life, researched through housing, urban services, natural and business environments. A chapter about development projects and interurban cooperation follows. In conclusion there are three chapters dealing with directions for improving the supra-national setting and quality of life in the region’s cities, new urban development strategies and directions for improving the supra-national position of Ljubljana.
Alpe-Adria, Central Europe, competitive advantages, Graz, Ljubljana, survey, Trieste, Zagreb