Urbani izziv Volume 15, No. 1, June 2004
Ministry for the Environment, Spatial Planning and Energy, Office for Spatial Planning, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Slovenia of fifteen centres?
The transport corridors being built in Slovenia, and the planned development of regional transport networks demand rethinking of the ongoing polycentric development strategy into a more sustainable national economic, physical, social and environmental concept of settlement development. The network of fifteen regional centres and numerous urban centres in the fourteen development regions has to be reduced to more sustainable structuring of Slovenia, meaning eight regions (development regions) with eight regional centres. This should be the orientation of the emerging Slovene development strategy, while documents, such as the proposed Strategy of physical development of Slovenia, Law on harmonised regional development, Slovene transport policy and other departmental national development programmes should correspondingly be changed, amended and harmonised.
region, regional centre, Slovenia, strategy of spatial development, urban network