Urbani izziv Volume 16, No. 1, June 2005
(Methods and techniques)
Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Geographical information systems as a tool for analyses and evaluation of physical conditions and determining priority areas for rehabilitation
Dilapidation of city centres and their loss of housing functions are the most pending problems of European historical cities. Their solution undoubtedly lies in rehabilitation of degraded areas in city centres and the improvement of quality of life within. These problems could be resolved more successfully if cities carefully and continuously monitored spatial conditions and correspondingly identified areas where rehabilitation is essential, as well as issues that need immediate resolving. Within the framework of several projects undertaken at the Urban planning institute, we developed a computer-aided methodology that enables evidencing and evaluation of prime rehabilitation areas as a tool for systematic monitoring of spatial conditions.
GIS, rehabilitation, Ljubljana, city centre