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The journal Urbani izziv has been published since 1989. It continues the journal Informacijski bilten Urbanističnega inštituta SRS, published in 1977–1984. The first issue of the the journal Urbani izziv was published to mark the thirtieth anniversary of the Urban Planning Institute. During its years of publication, the journal has developed into a leading publication in Slovenia for the dissemination of research and technical expertise, and also as a forum for open discussions of issues relating to spatial planning in Slovenia and abroad.


Thematic issue

Until 2008, each issue had a leading theme. These thematic issues published research and technical articles as thematic articles or articles in sections called Reflections, Echoes, Methods and Techniques, and Spatial-Informatics. Other contributions were published in the form of announcements, reviews, reports, information and interviews. Thematic editorials were written and thematic covers were designed for each issue.


List of thematic issues of Urbani izziv (1989–2008):

  • At the 30th anniversary of the Urban Planning Institute (December 1989)
  • Physical planning (March 1990)
  • The city and water (July 1990)
  • The innovative city (November 1990)
  • Regional planning (April 1991)
  • Rehabilitation (September 1991)
  • Values and evaluation (December 1991)
  • Urban design (April 1992)
  • New framework of spatial research (July 1992)
  • Planning and management of the countryside (December 1992)
  • The city – living and housing (November 1993)
  • Small towns (May 1995)
  • Housing (December 1995)
  • Views on space (May 1997)
  • Instruments of image (December 1997)
  • Infrastructure (June 1998)
  • Urbanisation and environmental protection (December 1998)
  • Security and dwelling (June 1999)
  • The city plan (December 1999)
  • Urban networks (June 2000)
  • Different living (December 2000)
  • Rehabilitation – the built environment (June 2001)
  • Urban rehabilitation – open spaces (December 2001)
  • Large projects (June 2002)
  • Building the city (December 2002)
  • Physical planning within the bounds of law (June 2003)
  • The image of the city in popular culture (December 2003)
  • Corridors and settlement (June 2004)
  • Europe in the East (December 2004)
  • Problematic projects (June 2005)
  • Synergy from co-operation – ensuring legitimacy? (December 2005)
  • The forgotten modernism of cities (June/December 2006)
  • Space, environment, housing (June/December 2007)
  • The image of the city 1900:2000 (June 2008)
  • Urban green spaces (December 2008)

The thematic issue of Housing was a common issue of the Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia and the Faculty of the Built Environment University of Central England, Birmingham.The thematic issue with regard to Physical planning included an Annex for the 12th meeting of spatial planners of Yugoslavia in the year 1990, in Dubrovnik.

From one to bilingualism

Since 1993, the texts in the journal have also been published in English. Originally only the abstracts of thematic articles appeared bilingually, but since 1997 all thematic articles have been fully bilingual, and other contributions have featured bilingual abstracts.


Past editors-in-chief

  • Breda Ogorelec (1989−1992)
  • Vladimir Braco Mušič (1993−1996)
  • Ivan Stanič (1997−2007)
  • Richard Sendi, Acting Editor (2008)
  • Boštjan Kerbler (2009−2016)

Past members of the Editorial Board

  • Barbara Černič Mali (1990−1996)
  • Andrej Erjavec (1990−1991)
  • Ksenija Kovačec Naglič (1991−1993)
  • Vladimir Braco Mušič (1990−1996)
  • Zlata Ploštajner (1990)
  • Richard M. Andrews, University of Central England, Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • Lucija Ažman Momirski, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Architecture, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Georgia Butina Watson, Oxford Brookes University, Joint Centre for Urban Design, Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Barbara Černič Mali, Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Thomas Dillinger, TU Wien, Vienna, Austria
  • Mojca Golobič, Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Drago Kos, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Breda Mihelič, Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Vladimir Braco Mušič, Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Uwe Schubert, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
  • Marco Venturi, The University Iuav of Venice, Faculty of Architecture, Venice, Italy

Past Slovenian copy editor

  • Peter Weiss (1990−1993)
  • Sonja Pezdirc (1994−1996)
  • Miha Hvastija (1997−2001)
  • Simona Ana Radež (2001−2006)
  • Nataša Simončič (2001−2006, 2008)
  • Simona Stražišar (2007)

Past English copy editor

  • Finbar O'Mahony (2009)

Past translator

  • Polona Mertelj (2008−2009)

Past designers of the journal

  • Ivan Stanič (1989−2005 )
  • Barbara Černič Mali (2006)
  • Richard Sendi (2007−2008)
  • Biba Tominc (2009−2011)

Past covers layout designer

  • Bogo Zupančič (19/1992, 21−22/1992, 23−24−25/1993, 26−27/1994, 28−29/1995, 30−31/1997, 32−33, 1997, 10(2)/1999, 11(1)/2000)
  • Saša Dalla Valle (16−17/1991)
  • Andrej Erjavec (11/1990, 9(2)/1998)
  • Miran Gajšek (12−13/1990)
  • Ivan Stanič (14/1990, 15/1990, 18/1991, 20/1992, 12(2)/2001, 13(1)/2002, 14(2)/2003)
  • Aleksander Jankovič (9(1)/1998, 12(1)/2001)
  • Damijana Bremec (10(1)/1999)
  • Edi Koraca (13(2)/2002)
  • Peter Sovinc (14(1)/2003,)
  • Zora Stančič (11(2)/2000)
  • Biba Tominc (15(1)/2004, 15(2)/2004, 16(1)/2005, 19(1)/2008, 19(2)/2008, 20(1)/2009, 20(2)/2009, 21(1)/2010, 21(2)/2010, 22(1)/2011, 22(2)/2011)
  • Barbara Mušič (16(2)/2005)
  • Matej Nikšič (17(1−2)/2006, 18(1−2)/2007)

Past layout designers and DTP’

  • Vilma Zupan − Žaba design (1990−2008)

Past printers of print edition

  • Marjan Kukovec (1989)
  • Tiskarna Artelj − Martin in Jožica Artelj (1990−2008)

Past website designer

  • Biba Tominc
  • Barbara Železnik Bizjak

PUBLISHER

Urbanistični inštitut RS
Urbani izziv - Editorial Board
Trnovski pristan 2, 1000 Ljubljana, SLO

  + 386 (0)1 420 13 10
  urbani.izziv@uirs.si

ISSN

Print edition: 0353-6483
Web edition: 1855-8399

INDEX

SCOPUS ELSEVIER
SJR: 0,354 (Quartile: Q2)
SNIP: 0,749 (Quartile: Q2)
IPP: 0,955
GOOGLE SCHOLAR
h5-index: 12
h5-median: 14
INDEX COPERNICUS
ICV 2016: 117,04
CLARIVATE ANALYTICS
Indexed in ESCI

INDEX

SCImago Journal & Country Rank

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