Trajnostna četrt Spodnja Šiška – Sustainable quarter Spodnja Šiška

I. IDENTIFICATION
  • Investor (key institution): City Municipality of Ljubljana
  • Contact person: Miran Gajšek, miran.gajsek@ljubljana.si
  • Year of implementation: Ongoing
  • Implementation venue

  • Country: Slovenia
  • Region: Central Slovenia
  • Town: Ljubljana
  • Size of area: 48 m2
  • Impact: municipal

    Total costs: EUR

    Source per every institution

    Important stakeholders concerned - names of the institutions

    • other: City Municipality of Ljubljana
    II. TYPOLOGY
    1. Improved provision of local cultural and social events.

      The project importantly improved the flow of information on all types of events taking place in the quarter.

    2. Improved condition & quality of the public space between the blocks of flats.

      The project focuses on bringing down intergenerational barriers as well as barriers between old and new settlers using voluntary work (specifically directed towards improvement of public spaces) as a tool.

    3. Improved support for the development of small business operators in the area of blocks of flats.

      The project importantly improved the flow of information on small businesses operating in the quarter.

    4. Improved attractiveness of the architecture of the socialist buildings.

      The project importantly improved the flow of information on small businesses operating in the quarter.

    5. Improved involvement of the local community in events organized in its quarter.

      The project importantly improved involvement of the local community in events organized in the quarter. The website serves as a virtual platform for dissemination of information on actions and events which demand that members of the community are involved in decision-making processes. A number of virtual discussions served as inputs in decision-making processes.

    6. Identified new functions for structures from the era of socialism in 1945 - 1989).

      The project recognises the value of an old-fashioned quarter for speedy improvement of its inhabitants‘ living and working conditions. It markets its efforts with the following statement: „In a sustainable quarter people wish to live and work – and the quarter needs to cater to the needs of its present and future inhabitants. A sustainable quarter cannot function without cooperation among residents and business entities: all make sure the streets are functional, the environment clean and the pulse of the quarter vibrant.“

    III. SUPPLEMENT

    „Trajnostna četrt Spodnja Šiška“ is part of the Regeneration of the degraded urban area: cooperation with an urban community using Spodnja Šiška as a case study (»Regeneracija degradiranega urbanega območja: sodelovanje z urbano skupnostjo ob primeru Spodnja Šiška«) project financed by the City Municipality of Ljubljana: Oddelek za urejanje prostora Mestne občine Ljubljana, website management by MCARHITEKT.SI. The quarter is marked by a high share of old inhabitans and a high share of non-permament residents (students, young people starting their professional careers) who rent their apartments in blocks of flats before moving on to live in more prestigeous locations / their own homes.

    Web site: www.spodnjasiska.si/