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Urbani izziv Volume 20, No. 1, June 2009 : 175–189

UDK: 711.6:635.018(497.451.1)
DOI: 10.5379/urbani-izziv-en-2009-20-01-005

 

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Author

David BOLE

Anton Melik Geographical Institute of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts Scientific Research Center, Ljubljana, Slovenia
david.bole@zrc-sazu.si

Mateja BREG VALJAVEC

Anton Melik Geographical Institute of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts Scientific Research Center, Ljubljana, Slovenia
mateja.breg@zrc-sazu.si

Bojan ERHARTIČ

Anton Melik Geographical Institute of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts Scientific Research Center, Ljubljana, Slovenia
bojaner@zrc-sazu.si

Drago KLADNIK

Anton Melik Geographical Institute of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts Scientific Research Center, Ljubljana, Slovenia
drago.kladnik@zrc-sazu.si

Katarina POLAJNAR

Anton Melik Geographical Institute of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts Scientific Research Center, Ljubljana, Slovenia
katarina.polajnar@zrc-sazu.si

Aleš SMREKAR

Anton Melik Geographical Institute of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts Scientific Research Center, Ljubljana, Slovenia
ales.smrekar@zrc-sazu.si

 

Title

Assessing the suitability of planned garden-plot areas in Ljubljana

 

Abstract

This article examines garden plots in Ljubljana to present the planning of this self-sufficient vegetable production activity, which developed mostly spontaneously in all urban environments in and around Ljubljana. Some residents of Ljubljana, the Slovenian capital, are involved in this activity not so much because of economic necessity but because it provides recreation and relaxation, meets their need for direct contact with nature, and offers them an opportunity to produce healthy food. Typically, older people are involved in this activity, among which the number of highly educated people is unexpectedly high. The majority are happy with the plot-gardening situation. The city government has begun systematically removing garden plots in unsuitable locations, and has drafted a proposal to organize gardening areas in a way that does not pollute the environment, and at the same time provide them with suitable infrastructure. We evaluated the appropriateness of the planned locations in the draft City Municipality of Ljubljana Zoning Implementation Plan on the basis of the fulfillment of key exclusion and attraction criteria that were established based on survey answers included in support of the decision-making with the help of GIS tools. Decision-making by consensus, inclusion of public stakeholders, and establishing dialog between the city government and garden-plot users will need to be ensured in carrying out this plan.

 

Key Words

plot gardening, leisure activity, garden-plot users, zoning implementation plan, Ljubljana

 

 

 

PUBLISHER

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

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ISSN

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

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