The purpose of Urbani izziv ("Urban Challenge") thematic issues is the scholarly treatment of spatial planning topics that researchers at the Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia and their project partners deal with as part of specific projects. The aim is to publish material on a specific topic that is important for the discipline and may assist all players taking part in various spatial planning processes or activities at all decision-making levels (local, municipal, regional, national and international). Urbani izziv thematic issues are not the final publications of specific projects.
Frequency of publication
Urbani izziv thematic issues are published irregularly. Publication depends on funding and a sufficient number of articles.
Structure and language
- Thematic issues of Urbani izziv contain:
- Discussion articles connected with spatial planning;
- Other articles connected with spatial planning (interviews, reflections, presentations of projects, assignments, methods and techniques, best-practice examples, etc.).
All of the material in thematic issues of Urbani izziv is published in English.
Peer-review, inclusion in databases, funding and ISSN
Articles published in thematic issues of Urbani izziv are not peer-reviewed. They are included in the Slovenian COBISS database. Full articles are available on the Urbani izziv website and, subject to agreement, also on the website of the project the thematic issue is based on. Thematic issues are financed by the project and the publisher. Urbani izziv thematic issues have their own international standard serial number ISSN: 2385-9423 (print edition).
Price and ordering
A print copy of one thematic issue of Urbani izziv costs €8. Postage is not included in this price. Thematic issues of Urbani izziv are not included in the annual subscription. The same form is used for ordering individual thematic issues as for regular issues. You only need to add a note that you are ordering a thematic issue, and the year and number of the issue. You can find the order form here. Please send it to the Editor’s e-mail address.