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Urbani izziv Volume 33, No. 1, June 2022 : 122-133

(Articles)
UDK: 711.4:005.212(497.4+497.5)
doi: 10.5379/urbani-izziv-en-2022-33-01-05

 

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Author

Saša Poljak Istenič

Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Institute of Slovenian Ethnology, Ljubljana, Slovenia
sasa.poljak@zrc-sazu.si

Valentina Gulin Zrnić

Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Research, Zagreb, Croatia
gulin@ief.hr

 

Title

Visions of cities’ futures: A comparative analysis of strategic urban planning in Slovenian and Croatian cities

 

Abstract

Due to overpopulation, pollution, noise, and other ecological and social problems, cities face a worsening quality of urban life, which requires effective planning of their futures. Urban visions as an aspect of strategic planning can be a starting point for a radical transformation of how towns develop into cities of the future that successfully address current challenges. This article, deriving from the anthropology of the future and planning, analyses how cities imagine their futures and how they narrate it. It compares the visions of eight Slovenian and Croatian cities – Ljubljana, Zagreb, Koper, Rijeka, Maribor, Kutina, Nova Gorica, and Hvar – and assesses how they understand the concept of sustainable development and take into account its principles (economic, environmental, social, and cultural sustainability). Discourse analysis reveals that visions often remain on paper only, with undefined elements of sustainability and values. They repeatedly instrumentalize urban realities – that is, natural and cultural resources – for their goals. To achieve better cooperation of residents in helping create cities of the future, visions should be more long-term and imaginative.

 

Key Words

anthropology of the future, urban planning, cities’ visions, Slovenia, Croatia

 

 

 

PUBLISHER

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

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ISSN

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

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