A new paper by Anđelina Svirčić Gotovac, Ph.D. and Boštjan Kerbler, Ph.D. titled “From post-socialist to sustainable: the city of Ljubljana“ was published in the journal Sustainability, 11 (24).

The article analyzes the process of city center revitalization using the case of the City of Ljubljana. In 2016 it became the first and (so far) only post-socialist city to acquire the European Green Capital Award. The results showed that the revitalization process in Ljubljana had more positive consequences than negative ones, although some experts also criticized the achievements and pointed out certain shortcomings. However, given the definite improvements in citizens’ quality of life, it can be argued that Ljubljana has become a post-socialist sustainable city that clearly follows western European urban development patterns, which is a clear deviation from the socio-spatial urban processes that still characterize most post-socialist cities, especially large ones.

The paper can be read at the link: http://idiprints.knjiznica.idi.hr/859/.

Published: December 13, 2019