Ljubljana’s persistent urban landscapes

Gazvoda, D., 2005, Ljubljana’s persistent urban landscapes, in: ECLAS (D. Oguz), ‘Landscape change’, Department of Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Agriculture Ankara University, Ankara

  • Author : Gazvoda, D.
  • Year : 2005
  • Published in Book : Landscape change
  • Pages : 117-128
  • Abstract in English : Urban landscapes (urban open spaces, especially urban green spaces) exist and persist through time regardless of differences in their origins and reasons for their appearance, form and function. The research presented in this paper investigates existing urban landscapes in a "space-time-society" conceptual framework. A case study is the city of Ljubljana, (Slovenia). The analysis of persistent urban landscape is undertaken using the established history of Slovenian society in combination with available graphic documents of Ljubljana. The proposed temporal frames deal with all-important events in the history of the city, which caused major changes of the urban space. Paper starts with ten years old research, beginning with an analytical review of historical urban form and its division into architectural open space and its findings. It continues the story of persistent urban landscapes of Ljubljana in specific conditions of transitional society in last ten years in Slovenia. New findings support hypothesis from previous research but also expose problems of societal and spatial transformation in last fourteen years of newly established country.
  • Comments/Notes : KEYWORDS: persistent, urban landscape, Ljubljana, Plecnik, independent Slovenia. / Eclas 2005