Urbani izziv Volume 14, No. 1, June 2003
University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Architecture, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Economic zones: Definition of content and terminology
The ongoing establishment of new economic zones reflects specific needs of local entrepreneurs that are searching for places to ensure or expand their operation. Differing definitions of the newly established areas for production, retail and services point out that the present entrepreneurial trend is directed into a wide palette of activities, but physical planners are however trying to define them in the same framework. Undefined terminology and relatively dispersed creation of new zones are mainly the consequence of vague planning strategies (national and regional), which when dealing with new or revitalised zones don’t define real numbers, sizes and typologies.
business zone, environmental effects, industrial zone, manufacturing zone, rational use of resources, spatial strategy, terminological definitions