Urbani izziv Volume 16, No. 2, December 2005
University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Sociological survey research Rehabilitation of housing estates in Ljubljana – Savsko naselje
The article presents some key findings of the sociological survey research Rehabilitation of housing estates in Ljubljana – Savsko naselje. It focused on attitudes and opinions of the estate’s residents and estimated their future residential preferences. The key issue – coupled with significant distrust of the local authority as well as the interdisciplinary group of experts conducting the research – was above all the inability of the residents to finance rehabilitation, but also their vigorous resentment of any co-financing that would entail extensions or even new construction. The survey results show that, if the rehabilitation process is not undertaken comprehensively, including acceptable financial-loan arrangements, in the next decade the quality of maintenance will drop and consequentially the value of property in the neighbourhood.
renewal of housing estates, participation by residents, living environment, housing preference, survey, spatial sociology, Savsko naselje, Ljubljana