|- Strategic land use planning for low carbon cities in Ljubljana urban region 639 kb|
|by Sasek Divjak, Mojca | email@example.com |
|The focus of the paper is on the connection between the urban development and the new (improved) light rail system in Ljubljana urban region and the possibilities of concentrating settling in the nearer areas of the railway stations. |
|Due to the rapid growth of urbanised areas, many pollution problems have arisen with negative feedback on the quality of life in cities and their gravitational areas. In our study projects the criteria for a more sustainable and low carbon city form have been developed with consideration of environmental and socio-economic issues. After the consideration of the variety criteria we chose the model of decentralised concentration of settlement. The most appropriate solution is the combination of the compact central city and decentralised densening in suburban areas (tied to public transport) connected into a polycentric network. In the paper we shall underline that the problems with the suburban sprawl must be solved by accepting more sustainable land use planning. |
We will present the model of decentralised concentration for Ljubljana (Slovenian capital city) at the regional and local levels. The densely built-up urban zone within the circle by-pass has possibilities of development by rehabilitating degraded areas and by renewal of older urban quarters. Taking into consideration the problems caused by the motor traffic in the inner city, the solution to this issue is to discharge the pressure on the centre by applying the decentralised settlement model. This model gives priority to the development of several urban subcentres or densely built-up settlements (providing housing, services, employment opportunities, recreation) along the public transport lines. In such a way, the dispersed suburban housing pattern of mainly detached one-family houses would become more densely built-up and improved by a better supply. The focus of the paper is on the connection between the urban development and the new (improved) light rail system in Ljubljana urban region and the possibilities of concentrating settling in the nearer areas of the railway stations.
|Town planning; Sustainable land-use; Sustainable transport; Public transport; Decentralised concentration.|