Projects / Programmes source: ARRS

Sustainable planning for the quality living space

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
5.12.00  Social sciences  Architecture and Design   
5.08.00  Social sciences  Urbanism   

Code Science Field
S240  Social sciences  Town and country planning 
T260  Technological sciences  Physical planning 
T240  Technological sciences  Architecture, interior design 
architecture, urban planning, design, sustainable planning, living space
Evaluation (rules)
source: COBISS
Researchers (42)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  00997  PhD Lucija Ažman-Momirski  Social sciences  Researcher  2006 - 2008  382 
2.  24415  PhD Jaka Bežan  Social sciences  Junior researcher  2006 - 2008 
3.  03524  MSc Mladen Bratović  Engineering sciences and technologies  Technician  2006 - 2008  17 
4.  29389  PhD Larisa Brojan  Biotechnical sciences  Junior researcher  2008  45 
5.  05853  PhD Ilka Čerpes  Social sciences  Researcher  2004 - 2008  285 
6.  20425  PhD Gregor Čok  Social sciences  Researcher  2004 - 2008  220 
7.  13345  PhD Leon Debevec  Social sciences  Researcher  2006 - 2008  136 
8.  13344  PhD Živa Deu  Social sciences  Researcher  2006 - 2008  971 
9.  30371  PhD Or Ettlinger  Social sciences  Researcher  2008  28 
10.  13183  PhD Alenka Fikfak  Social sciences  Researcher  2005 - 2008  651 
11.  03771  PhD Peter Fister  Social sciences  Principal Researcher  2004 - 2008  688 
12.  03153  MSc Peter Gabrijelčič  Social sciences  Technician  2006 - 2007  775 
13.  11640  MSc Tadej Glažar  Social sciences  Technician  2006 - 2008  232 
14.  20426  Rupert Gole  Social sciences  Technician  2004 - 2008  35 
15.  24482  PhD Nika Grabar  Social sciences  Junior researcher  2006 - 2008  126 
16.  16391  PhD Špela Hudnik  Social sciences  Researcher  2006 - 2008  244 
17.  18982  PhD Sonja Ifko  Social sciences  Researcher  2006 - 2008  286 
18.  26562  PhD Matevž Juvančič  Social sciences  Junior researcher  2006 - 2008  127 
19.  02972  PhD Borut Juvanec  Social sciences  Researcher  2004 - 2008  644 
20.  02200  PhD Igor Kalčič  Social sciences  Researcher  2005 - 2008  369 
21.  10121  PhD Vojko Kilar  Social sciences  Researcher  2006 - 2008  394 
22.  26563  PhD Ljudmila Koprivec  Social sciences  Junior researcher  2006 - 2008  43 
23.  05961  PhD Fedja Košir  Social sciences  Researcher  2006 - 2008  255 
24.  09810  Janez Koželj  Social sciences  Technician  2006 - 2008  640 
25.  01234  PhD Janez Kresal  Social sciences  Researcher  2004 - 2008  187 
26.  28942  Eva Križaj  Social sciences  Technician  2007 - 2008  20 
27.  18718  PhD Domen Kušar  Social sciences  Researcher  2005 - 2008  144 
28.  01237  PhD Jože Kušar  Social sciences  Researcher  2006 - 2008  159 
29.  07751  PhD Ljubo Lah  Social sciences  Researcher  2006 - 2008  195 
30.  01236  PhD Boris Leskovec  Social sciences  Researcher  2006 - 2008  311 
31.  05564  PhD Darko Likar  Social sciences  Researcher  2006 - 2008  89 
32.  01238  PhD Jože Marinko  Social sciences  Researcher  2005 - 2008  80 
33.  16194  PhD Peter Marolt  Social sciences  Researcher  2005 - 2008  261 
34.  11746  PhD Tomaž Novljan  Social sciences  Researcher  2005 - 2008  236 
35.  03214  Marjan Ocvirk  Social sciences  Technician  2006 - 2008  107 
36.  06024  PhD France Rihtar  Social sciences  Researcher  2006 - 2008  107 
37.  18717  Igor Seljak  Social sciences  Technician  2006 - 2008  76 
38.  23324  PhD Tomaž Slak  Social sciences  Technician  2006 - 2008  187 
39.  29390  PhD Špela Verovšek  Social sciences  Junior researcher  2008  86 
40.  11310  PhD Martina Zbašnik-Senegačnik  Social sciences  Researcher  2004 - 2008  530 
41.  23542  PhD Domen Zupančič  Social sciences  Junior researcher  2004 - 2005  343 
42.  12101  PhD Tadeja Zupančič  Social sciences  Researcher  2004 - 2008  449 
Organisations (1)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0791  University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Architecture  Ljubljana  1626949  8,474 
Because of its exceptional diversity and rich natural and human resources, as well as its position in Europe, Slovenia must be studied through specific methods and criteria based mostly on inductive research processes and connections within Europe, which has so far been distinctly deficient. The research programme is based on the assumption that the results and promotion of the pre-existing high qualities of the man-made living space will give Slovenia an important starting point for sustainable development and for a significant international role. New methods of research and planning will be developed, including the education of the public and experts. The research is focused on the relationships between a high quality living space and natural circumstances, protection of the environment, its natural, architectural, settlement and landscape heritage, the issue of architectural identity, influences on socio-economic and social welfare development and the introduction of new tools for the creation of a high-quality living environment. Through its interdisciplinary structure, connections with real spaces and applications, the programme connects architecture, urban planning and design with ecology, construction, sociology, art history and other areas of interest. The main goal is theoretical and methodological architectural research for further development, education, methodology and promotion within architecture as a profession. The theoretical and applicative parts of the research are interconnected and explore the following elements: high-quality development and preservation of the living space in Slovenia, the solving of problems connected with the sustainable use of space and protection of cultural and natural heritage in the broader (European, world) context, the contemporary objectives of design and use of living space and definition of "good practices", and new phenomena, methods and technologies that are relevant for a good quality living environment.
Significance for science
The global significance of the programme results derives from the specific potential of the Slovene region to offer a research model, methodological background and both basic and applicative solutions of extremely complex and sensitive, even fragile intertwinement of protection, planning and development of living environment. The potential derives also from bridging the gap between eastern and western European scientific experience, based on the wide range of the programme contents. The research programme entailed new theoretical foundations, interdisciplinary methods, educational frameworks, special methods for documentation and "monitoring" of the planning of living space, which (due to specific conditions) can be developed in Slovenia, in direct cooperation with experts from Europe and elsewhere, using a new scientific approach, particularly via connections between the western and eastern part of Europe, and according to international criteria. The research endeavours of the Institute of space at the Faculty of Architecture in Ljubljana has always been intertwined with the global scale. This is also one of the basic aims of the proposed programme. It can be argued that the intertwinement mentioned can be presented with the numerous connections with other research programmes and also direct linkages and participation in international research programmes and projects. The most influential activities and achievements in the direction mentioned are the research results from the following fields: - problems of research and protection of cultural heritage (in the frame of EU research projects, the Council of Europe, UNESCO, Alpe-Adrie region, and numerous bilateral research options) - housing research, - sustainable urban planning, - earthquake resistant building, -development of architectural structures. (congresses, symposia, bilateral research… are relevant in all the fields mentioned…) The complementary nature and intertwinement within the international context is expressed in both obligatory interdisciplinary work and the starting points of the thematic focuses. The direct linkages especially with the European research centres indicate the actual connections with simultaneously addressed problems in other cultural contexts. Some of the projects represent the continuity but also new beginnings of this kind of actual international research projects. The wide variety of collaboration within the EU research and educational programmes (from didactic developments within Socrates/LLP, specific applicative research – earthquake architecture and building legislation; to theoretical planning models – re-urbanisation of urban centres-5th FP) shows that the programme group is very successful in the achievements of the research complementary natorue mentioned above: some of the researchers has already taken the coordination role at the European level (Fister – Re-Urban …).
Significance for the country
In Slovenia, the research programme is important - for the establishment, development and transfer of connections with the aim of comprehensive and sustainable development of living space according to European and world criteria in Slovenia and for the transfer of Slovene experiences to other regions, for the development of an interdisciplinary system of research and planning of man-made living space, for the education of specialists and researchers, for sample processing of the most pressing problems of sustainable development. FOR THE ECONOMY AND SOCIETY …as basic and applicative research background of the legislative system and regulation in specific region. Numarous applicative research works represent and will represent the starting points of strategic and realistic decisions about sustainable development of living environment in Slovenia. The members of the programme group are invited as experts into architectural, urban design and design research environments, needed by different ministries, municipalities, business communities and private enterprises. (Note: results and evaluation of their impact within the relevant region is published yearly in AR). FOR INDUSTRY/ES – for technological developments – developments of building technologies: … as basic and development research or architectural, urban design and design professions. In Slovene region their importance derives from their reflection of spatial realities, as initiatives for professional development, for education of experts and, especially, as the linkage and in competition with the most excellent achievement at the global level. The interest is expressed and collaboration already established with economic actors (production of materials, building, solving of specific planning and design problems…) FOR SOCIAL INFRASTRUCTURE, PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION The programme group offers the research results, which are directly applicable within the process of development of social and administrative system of spatial planning and design. FOR CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT The notion of architecture as culture leads to the evaluation of the programme results as essential for cultural development. FOR NATURE AND CULTURAL HERITAGE PROTECTION …as basic research of the wholeness of settlement and architectural heritage of the Slovene region, as research of identity of so-called ‘arcitectural landscapes’. The meaning of the research can be identified through the active and continuous collaboration with the Ministry of Environment and Space, and local communities (municipalities), the Institute for the Protection of Cultural heritage of Slovenia an its regional units, design teams or individuals, individual financers and users of the research. Within the frame of the new Slovene strategy of spatial planning preparation process there are many research results incorporated as obligatory background. In the future they can be upgraded when needed.
Most important scientific results Final report, complete report on dLib.si
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