The monograph conveys the basic results of the Interreg IIIB project DIAMONT, supported by the broader theoretical framework of regional and sustainable development. We first present the cultural differences in the Alps and their influence on sustainable regional development. This is followed by the results of a Delphi analysis revealing main development tendencies, and indicators for regional development and harmonizing data. Attention is then dedicated to regional development instruments and the participative process. Finally, we present a Slovenian perspective on these issues.
The main goal of the book was so to investigate problems of daily commuting of workers and students, especially from the modal split point of view. The first part of the book is an extensive analysis of modal split by different routes and groups of commuters (pupils, secondary school pupils, students and workers). The next chapter was dedicated to pilot areas where the supply of public transport was greatly improved. The synthesis of the book is in ten recommendations of transport policy measures for the purpose of achieving more sustainable mobility patterns.
A monographic collection of scientific papers deals with fundamental developmental questions in Slovenia. It sheds light on central dilemmas of the Strategy of Development of Slovenia, and assesses its starting-points as well as direct effects of individual developmental measures. Authors point to some rather urgent developmental questions on the individual levels of the country, regions and even individual sectors and search for answers, new suggestions, potentials and possibilities.
Plot gardening developed out of the social, economic, and leisure needs of people living in urban environments. The analysis of plot gardening in the City of Ljubljana, which surveyed 302 plot gardeners, showed that the overall infrastructure available in garden-plot areas is relatively poor. This activity is mainly practiced by older and lower-income people. Some garden-plot areas are a potential threat to gardeners’ health. In the future, plot gardeners will have to be more systematically informed and educated about proper and safe use of fertilizers and pesticides.
The basic appearance of Slovenia’s cultural landscapes was primarily formed during medieval colonization and later changed only slowly. They are distinguished by their diversity, incorporation into the natural environment, and strong ecological, cultural, and emotional value. Economic and social developments in recent decades have triggered great changes. In studying cultural landscapes Slovene geographers are primarily focused on the functional assessment of landscapes and the interconnection of natural and social elements and processes in these landscapes.