Location: Ljubljana 

Country: Slovenia 

Contact Information: Department of Urban Planning of Municipality of Ljubljana, [email protected]   

Website Address:  

  • Project Details:  

The project in Savsko naselje was initiated by the Municipality of Ljubljana in 2013. Organized and spontaneous community meetings were held to define a programme for regeneration of the neighbourhood on several levels including bottom-up spatial planning and a traffic plan for the neighbourhood. A bottom-up spatial vision for public spaces was prepared which combined proposals and initiatives for public spaces of Savsko naselje such as activities in urban gardens. A community center was also established which houses non-profit activities, and acts as a “Library of Things” where residents can borrow a variety of items for sports, play, household or travel. 

Thematic Area: Improving social relations. 

Thematic Sub-category: Waste management, Green Urbanism related to improving social relations. 

Type of Actor/Agent: Local Council 

Typology of Green Urban Site: Street and residential project. 

  • Green City Elements used – Green Urbanism, 3Rs and 7Rs, Citizen Engagement. 
  • Engagement and Consultation 

Target Group – Citizens. 

Public Engagement – YES. 

Consultation Tools Used – Survey or feedback forms at public meetings. 

  • Innovation and Impact 

Level of Scale of Innovation: 3 

Abstract of Elements of Innovation – N/A. 

Expected Impact Medium. 

  • Analysis: – N/A. 
  • Benefits (B) and Challenges (C) 

(B) Increased biodiversity, Improving physical fitness and reducing depression, Increased cultural significance, Well-being benefits (such as people’s perception of increased biodiversity and improved visual quality of the environment), Improved visual quality of the environment, Recreational opportunities, Aesthetic enjoyment, Adjusting psychological well-being and physical health, Enhancing social ties, Improving physical fitness and reducing depression.  

(C) N/A. 

  • Resources and Transferability 

Teaching Materials/Resources: No 

Personal Skills Required: LOW 

Non-discriminatory Principles N/A 

Transferability Potential High.