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Trajnostni regionalni razvoj Slovenije (Slovene)

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
6.12.00  Humanities  Geography   

Code Science Field
6.05  Humanities  Other humanities 
Evaluation (rules)
source: COBISS
Researchers (19)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  15403  PhD Dejan Cigale  Geography  Researcher  2009 - 2012  411 
2.  06348  PhD Andrej Černe  Geography  Researcher  2009 - 2012  494 
3.  05865  PhD Marijan Mihael Klemenčič  Geography  Researcher  2009 - 2012  520 
4.  11799  PhD Marko Krevs  Geography  Researcher  2009 - 2012  442 
5.  22645  PhD Simon Kušar  Geography  Researcher  2011 - 2012  479 
6.  16049  PhD Barbara Lampič  Humanities  Researcher  2009 - 2012  518 
7.  19338  PhD Irena Mrak  Control and care of the environment  Researcher  2010 - 2012  327 
8.  09430  PhD Karel Natek  Geography  Researcher  2009 - 2012  597 
9.  07694  PhD Darko Ogrin  Geography  Researcher  2009 - 2012  514 
10.  23447  PhD Matej Ogrin  Geography  Researcher  2009 - 2012  484 
11.  03912  PhD Dušan Plut  Humanities  Head  2009 - 2012  1,076 
12.  18858  PhD Irma Potočnik Slavič  Geography  Researcher  2012  447 
13.  14635  PhD Dejan Rebernik  Geography  Researcher  2009 - 2012  293 
14.  20793  PhD Blaž Repe  Geography  Researcher  2009 - 2012  509 
15.  16234  PhD Tatjana Resnik Planinc  Geography  Researcher  2009 - 2012  509 
16.  27941  PhD Uroš Stepišnik  Geography  Researcher  2010 - 2012  298 
17.  04291  PhD Metka Špes  Geography  Researcher  2009 - 2012  520 
18.  22693  PhD Katja Vintar Mally  Geography  Researcher  2009 - 2012  283 
19.  10895  PhD Jernej Zupančič  Humanities  Researcher  2009 - 2012  694 
Organisations (1)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0581  University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts  Ljubljana  1627058  97,411 
Significance for science
The essence of holistic approach in different geographic practices (and follows from the definition of geography as a science of relations between man (society) and its environment), is its comprehensiveness. This includes both natural and social elements and at the end leads to a holistic synthesis on different levels (from the local level (municipality) to the regional and national). Due to the multi-dimensionality of modern problems such an approach enables an understanding of the character of complex interactions and relationships between natural and social phenomena. In practice the holistic approach is often upgraded with problem-based, developmental and planning aspects. The most relevant contribution of our programme to the development of geographical science is that the holistic approach integrates sustainable development dimension at the core of geographic development potentials and constraints. Geographically, the spatial aspect of the sustainable regional development focal oriented towards finding the optimal ratio of regional economic development goals (raising the material well-being), social development and preserving their environmental potential. The attention is increasingly focused on the concept of endogenous regional development as the only model able to survive in the current situation. The overall structure of the research is directed towards the objective to increase the detection rate, activation and use of (endogenous) development potential, which will result in the successful operation of the regional economic circles, thus strengthening the regions while reducing differences between the regions. Publishing of the relevant and up-to-date scientific findings and new methodological approaches in the university study literature contributes to the scientific and professional development. The university textbooks, and academic monographs and scientific papers enable quick transfer of scientific findings to the professional public and directly to the study process. Among the other forms of dissemination of scientific results and visibility of the program team we would like to highlight the importance of the planned presentations of the results at geographical and interdisciplinary scientific conferences in Slovenia and abroad, and of the publishing of selected results on the web. The on-line mode of dissemination is especially important for the accessibility of scientific research results of the general public. Widest possible awareness of the key potentials and possible scenarios for sustainable development of Slovenia is one very important lever to promote sustainable development as political and real-life developmental objective.
Significance for the country
The aim of the proposed research programme Sustainable regional development of Slovenia is to create a strategic definition of social and spatial development through the promotion of rational use of land (space) for settlements, sustainable agriculture, industry, trade and services based on quality and knowledge, protection, development and promotion of natural and cultural heritage and public infrastructure development. This increases the chances of developing innovative jobs, quality of life, preservation of natural and cultural heritage, and increase the spatial, social and human capital of the country. It has an ambition to encourage new development concepts in Slovenia, especially at the regional level, and to contribute to effective, responsible, and comprehensive management of all goods. The direct importance of our research programme for Slovene society and economy is reflected in active participation in thematically very diverse applied research (mainly in the fields of regional rural development, prudent use of land and natural resources, sustainable farming, demographic aspects of development, etc.). The intertwining of the research results from programme group and from basic research projects is, as socially necessary and effective, manifested in the applicability of our work. Applied research (target research projects and other projects for ministries, municipalities, and companies) shows a great need for practical results, in order to implement strategic spatial and development documents as well as to prepare implementing acts, spatial analysis and development strategies of municipalities and regions. Considering its indirect, but socially indispensable effects, our programme contribute significantly to the development of higher education, both through the development of research methods and through the incorporation of new contents into curriculum (not only geographical but also other studies). Additionally, programme group members intend to encourage students to include the topics of our research programme in their works (term papers, MPhil and PhD thesis). Continuous improvement in higher education is of crucial importance, and in the future it should also take greater account of sustainability aspects. Strengthening the links between research and pedagogic work on the one hand and direct users on the other (i.e. applied projects) has in the last years brought about exceptional results in terms of quantity and quality of work done in some fields (e.g. establishment of the first national inventory of brownfield sites in Slovenia, a strategic framework to solve marginal social spaces and their people, identifying problems and development opportunities in the areas of Slovenian minorities in neighboring countries etc.), which contributes to better recognition, broader social applicability, and affirmation of geography in practice. Our survey results are particularly useful in the following areas of development: • in planning of sustainable regional development, particularly rural development (taking into account regional balance of resources); • in the preparation of strategic documents in the field of spatial and social development; • to improve the quality of life, natural and social environment; • to improve the quality of education at different levels of education; • to promote innovation in the field of rational use of local resources.
Most important scientific results Annual report 2009, 2010, 2011, final report, complete report on dLib.si
Most important socioeconomically and culturally relevant results Annual report 2009, 2010, 2011, final report, complete report on dLib.si
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