Urbani izziv Volume 11, No. 1, June 2000
Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning, Office for Spatial Planning, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Physical planning and the network of towns in Slovenia: How transport-logistic terminals and enterprise zones stimulate urban growth
The article presumes the development conjunction between urban centres and transport networks and presents the problem of urban development in connection with the development of transport infrastructure. Parallel runs a discussion on the nature of urbanity in the post-industrial society. Transport knots and enterprise zones are stressed as adequate and important elements of the contemporary settlement structure. The discussion is followed by categorisation of transport terminals, a review of conditions in the European Union and an example of planning definitions from Great Britain. In conclusion ideas about the necessary connection between the spatial planning dimension and economic planning are emphasised.
enterprise zone, freight village, Slovenia, spatial planning, transport-logistic terminal