Chair of Spatial Planning
Katedra za prostorsko planiranje (KPP)
Within the Department of Geodesy, the Chair of Spatial Planing manages the master study programme Spatial Planning (MA).
In 2018 the Chair is cooperating on:
In 2017 the Chair was cooperating on several projects:
From its very foundations one of the main purposes of the Chair’s educational activity has always been to qualify experts with adequate skills of connecting geodesy, civil engineering, urbanism and spatial planning in individual projects, management and governance of space, and management of spatial policies. For many years the main focus of our teaching was education at the Interdisciplinary Graduate Study Program Urban and Spatial Planning. With the Bologna reform of study programs we formed a new second cycle study program Spatial Planning, which distributed the focus of our teaching to the master and doctoral studies. Within the master study program we use different teaching methods to offer our students quality education and findings about practical issues (project and field work, work in interdisciplinary groups) as research area (learning about various methods of spatial planning and spatial research). Evidence of well-prepared quality study program can be seen in awards bestowed to our students in Slovenia and abroad. In 2014 Uroš Rozman, one of the first graduates from the second cycle master study program Spatial Planning, received the University Prešeren Award.
At the third cycle doctoral study program our efforts are focused mainly on the excellence of research work, specifically on the issues of urban and regional spatial development, development of usages in space and other issues related to the wider research (program) group of the Department of Geodetic Engineering.
ESPON program 2007 -2013 (www.espon.eu)
TANGO: Territorial Approaches for New Governance / Ozemeljsko pogojeni pristopi k novim oblikam vladovanja in upravljanja s prostorom
ESPON POLYCE (2010-2012) www.polyce.eu
In the last fourty years spatial planning has been developing as part of geodesy and has greatly contributed to the versatility of the geodetic and municipal professions.
The beginnings of the Chair of Spatial Planning go back to 1958, when the Chair of Municipal Technology was established at the Faculty of Architecture, Civil and Geodetic Engineering. The first head of the Chair, Prof. Dr. Sedlar, belonged to the generation of functionalistically oriented architects – town planners. At that time (as well as later on) the Department of Architecture was not inclined to urban planning. For this reason this educational activity found its place at the Geodetic-Municipal Department of that faculty, established in 1956.
In that time the study of geodesy no longer fulfilled all the requirements of spatial planning. For this reason, several Slovenian municipalities and the Republican Secretariat for Urban Planning, Municipal Affairs and Housing suggested to add to the study programmes some courses from infrastructural engineering and courses from town planning and municipal economics. The aim of the changed study was to train experts that would be able to connect the professions of geodesy, civil engineering and town planning for the purpose of implementing individual projects, manage space and conduct municipal policies.
The educational area of town planning diversified intensively in the next few years. Thus, in 1964 the Chair of Urban Planning was established. At that time it only had two members (Prof. Sedlar and Assist. Novak). With the years that followed, it became evident that the educational and research work should also expand to agricultural space, municipalities and regional space. For this reason, in 1978 the chair was renamed to more recognisable Chair of Spatial Planning, which is still active under this name as educational and research unit.