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Landscape Planning and Environmental Conservation

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
4.05.00  Biotechnical sciences  Landscape design   
1.08.00  Natural sciences and mathematics  Control and care of the environment   
6.09.00  Humanities  Art history   

Code Science Field
T250  Technological sciences  Landscape design 
landscape design, landscape planning, environmental planning,environmental conservation,nature conservation, countryside development, landscape typology, landscape symbolic valeus, landscape cultral heritage, landscape evaluation, landscape architectural education
Evaluation (rules)
source: COBISS
Researchers (13)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  23450  PhD Lidija Breskvar Žaucer  Landscape design  Junior researcher  2004 - 2008  25 
2.  00999  PhD Tatjana Capuder Vidmar  Landscape design  Researcher  2007 - 2008  118 
3.  22767  PhD Marko Dobrilovič  Landscape design  Researcher  2006 - 2008  110 
4.  11128  PhD Davorin Gazvoda  Landscape design  Researcher  2004 - 2008  303 
5.  00949  PhD Nikolaja Kravanja  Landscape design  Researcher  2004 - 2008  115 
6.  13493  PhD Ana Kučan  Landscape design  Researcher  2004 - 2008  518 
7.  17792  Tadeja Lukež - Vrčon    Researcher  2004  23 
8.  00932  PhD Ivan Marušič  Landscape design  Head  2004 - 2008  637 
9.  19260  PhD Aleš Mlakar  Landscape design  Researcher  2007 - 2008  135 
10.  25010  Tomaž Podboj    Technical associate  2005 - 2008 
11.  15820  PhD Tanja Simonič  Landscape design  Researcher  2004 - 2006  307 
12.  25504  PhD Dušan Stupar  Landscape design  Junior researcher  2005 - 2008  32 
13.  24417  PhD Andreja Zapušek  Landscape design  Junior researcher  2005 - 2008  33 
Organisations (1)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0481  University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty  Ljubljana  1626914  66,215 
The landscape as a cultural phenomenon has become an important subject of the research due to a change in societal awareness about the problems in human environment. Landscapes, especially cultural landscapes, are no longer considered as something given, something developed spontaneously. They have become the subject of direct human interest and by this also the subject of conscious management and planning. Two aspects, landscape as the subject of human interest and landscape as the subject of planning are two basic points of departure that define the content of this research program. The first goal of the research is to improve the understanding of those landscape components and landscape processes that regulate the preservation and development of what is natural and what is cultural within the landscape. The emphasis will be given to the Slovenian landscapes. The second important goal is to define landscape heritage as a national value and as an expression of human creativity. Establishing these goals means also that an important part of the research is to develop methods of landscape planning and physical planning and to promote knowledge of the Slovenian landscape heritage. The link between the landscape and physical planning is determined by the fact that actual physical planning, due to the requirement that human interventions in the physical environment should be as sustainable as possible, shares ideas that have been developed within landscape planning.
Significance for science
Research of the slovenian landscape heritage – in terms of natural and cultural landscapes – directly contribute to the endaevour of the Council of Europe to implement the European Landscape Convention. In this respect the findings of the programme team has already affected similar efforts in some European countries such as Spain, Portugal, Croatia), which also intend to fulfill the demands of the formentioned convention. The meaning of landscape, its role in the formation and support of the national identity is one of the prime areas of the programme team's research, by which Slovenian findings take part in European research streams, first of all in relation to the implementation of the demands of the European Landscape Convention and European directives concerning spatial planning. Methodological research is presented to the world scientific community by means of publication in international reviews and paper presentations at the international conferences (see COBISS) and by collaboration with related schools for landscape architecture in Europe, USA and elsewhere (China).
Significance for the country
Research on landscape is directly linked to the sustainable socio-economic and cultural development within the frame of spatial planning. Namely, landscape planning is a very discipline, which introduce the findings of environmental protection into the spatial planning. In previous years, the team has significantly contributed to the formation and recognition of knowledge in the field of environmental planning. This knowledge was a key basis for the number of case studies, which laid out many of the now recognised procedures of environmental planning. The team was the first to introduce education in the field of Environmental Impact Assesement and ecologicaly based spatial analysis at the University of Ljubljana (on graduate and postgraduate levels of the study of landscape architecture as well as into some other postgraduate programmes at the University).It was on of the first teams to introduce Geographic Information Systems in Slovenia (as far as in 1974). Its theoretical knowledge enabled the team to take a great part in the development of the original slovenian computer programmes for the field: ? computer package PROSTOR (SPACE), ? computer package ProVal within the ONIX project. The team developed procedures for environmental protection and spatial planning, which gain ever more recognition in Slovenian spatial planning practice. It could be said that the team’s impact on the spatial planning practice was important mainly because of its research (and pedagogical) work in this field over the past years and also because of the new findings, which the team has introduced into the area of the profession. Proposed research will continue the work. In this coming period less in the filed of the development of the computer programmes but more in the area of the development of the methodolgical procedures, aplicable in spatial and environmental planning.
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