CREATIVITY GAME


Theory and Practice of Spatial Planning | Number 7 | Year 2019 | ISSN 2350-3637

Boštjan Cotič1, Boštjan Kerbler1:

The Analysis of Brownfields Related Topics in Slovenian Spatial Planning Legislation from 2002 to 2017

Creative Commons License DOI 10.15292/IU-CG.2019.07.022-027 | UDK 711.585 | SUBMITTED: 8/2019 | REVISED: 9/2019 | PUBLISHED: 10/2019
Author's affiliation: 1 Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia, Ljubljana, Slovenia

ABSTRACT
Slovenia as an industrialized country faced the problem of brownfields only after independence in 1991 when market economy principles were re-introduced, and several industrial sectors became uncompetitive in a European and global scale. Lack of the awareness of the problem made it possible that no clear definition of the brownfields has been developed until 1998. The spatial planning legislation was lagging even more with a first formal definition of a brownfield made only in 2007. The aim of the paper is to analyze the development in brownfield related terminology in Slovenian spatial planning legislation, especially related to the definition of the brownfield site and brownfield regeneration process. All three spatial planning acts (ZUreP-1, ZPNačrt and ZUreP-2), adopted in independent Slovenia were analyzed based on the same brownfield related keywords. All three laws included the topics related to brownfields in several section of the respective document. The terminology changed with each new law and the formal definitions as well. There is a pattern in terminological differentiation of the definition of the regeneration process, one for urban brownfields and other for non-urban. It seems that one terminology came from the urban planning field and the other one from the environmental and landscape field. There is a need for a more standardized approach in terminology and an overall shift towards understanding brownfields as a spatial phenomenon that regardless of its location needs a holistic approach in regeneration.

KEYWORDS
brownfields, regeneration, rehabilitation, legislation, terminology

FULL ARTICLE
https://iu-cg.org/paper/2019/IU-CG.2019.07.022-027 (0.71 MB)

CITATION
Cotič, B., Kerbler, B. (2019). The Analysis of Brownfields Related Topics in Slovenian Spatial Planning Legislation from 2002 to 2017. Igra ustvarjalnosti - Creativity Game, (7), 22-27. https://dx.doi.org/10.15292/IU-CG.2019.07.022-027

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