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Vision of Ljubjana 2025

The vision of Ljubjana 2025 seeks to stimulate the creation of a self-image of the city that shows what the city means to its residents and what their expectations about its future are. The development of the city is in line with the limitations arising from the available environmental capability of the area.mThe Vision includes: (1) energy-efficient buildings; (2) mixed land use planning; (3) renovation of parks, green and recreational areas; (4) denser residential quarters and neighborhoods built in line with the principles of sustainable building and mixed use; and (5) environmental education to develop an organisation of sustainable communities in the city in the form of an association of sustainable communities which will manage a network of care and educational centres. Residential neighbourhoods are going to be renovated in terms of building and energy efficiency, while residential green areas are going to be renovated and newly furnished with suitable building concentrations. A biological centre and ecological park will promote the most modern technology which ensures the unbroken cycle of resources and environmental sustainability in dealing with waste and resources. A new regional waste management centre will be opened, while the existing centre will be renaturalised. A BiologicalCenter and an EcoPark will promote the most accomplished technologies, enabling a circulation of the matters and the environmental sustainability to the waste and resource management. A new regional waste dumping site is planned and the existing waste disposal site will be re-naturalized. The system of integrated public transport and unique fares will connect the city with park&ride terminals. Traffic density will be regulated with tax payments for access to the city centre. The network of bicycle lanes will be tripled while pedestrian zones in the city centre will be expanded. By banning all motor vehicles from the city centre in combination with the efficient delivery system of goods the requirements of the Civitas Mobilis EC project will be met. The city will introduce new hydrogen run buses. Electricity recharge centres with fuel cells for supplying important users and institutions will be built with the assistance of Alternative Energy Institute. The city will be supplied with energy generated by the chain of three power plants on the SavaRiver. Mixed land use planning will lead to a reduction in traffic and consequently environmental damage in densely built-up areas and it will ensure conditions for a constant flow of activities and events throughout the city. A rise in the number of those living in the city will increase the need for green and recreational areas. The renovation of parks, green and recreational areas in the city centre will connect the landscape system of the city and the region via new green corridors. Denser residential quarters and neighbourhoods of various forms will be built strictly in line with the principles of sustainable building and mixed use. New forms of low-density building in green areas will revive the idea of the garden city on the basis of environmental ethics. The city will preserve the star-like shape of urbanization with the in-between green cones and ventilation shafts. Compact development will fill in the space within the highway ring; alternative to the dispersed development in the countryside will be clusters of smaller low dense-high rise buildings. Brownfield development of inner city areas will reactivate gradually all degraded areas of disused industrial and railway facilities. Energy saving buildings will have zero emissions.