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The Urban planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia (UIRS) is the central Slovenian research organisation in the field of spatial planning and related disciplines. Founded in 1955, UIRS was transformed into a public research institute in 1993, a status which continues to apply to date. Its basic activities are research, education and publishing. It also operates a public library with an extensive literature stock and large collection of other references in the field of spatial planning.

The UIRS performs basic and applicative research projects at the international, national, regional and local levels, addressing various issues and processes of the urban and spatial development of Slovenia and the wider area. Research activity also includes the advancement of methodological and practical solutions for the development of urban areas, and planning of settlements and the countryside. Spatial research is primarily focused on: policy analysis and impact assessment, history of architecture and urban planning, demographic studies, equal opportunities, informatics, cultural heritage, climate change, urban regeneration, transport and urban mobility, spatial planning and design, vulnerable groups, regional development and spatial planning, housing studies, urban simulations and planning legislation.

The UIRS researchers comprise an interdisciplinary group of about 25 experts in various areas and disciplines, including architecture, urban landscape planning, surveying, geography, sociology, urban economics, history of architecture and urban planning and other areas.

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Public spaces for local life
Call for abstracts - Deadline extended to 13th March 2017! PUBLIC SPACES FOR LOCAL LIFE Shared values in diversified urban communities as a foundation for participatory provision of local public spaces Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia (UIRS) and University of Ljubljana, Faculty of architecture (UL-FA) Ljubljana, May 24th – 26th 2017

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Take part in photo contest PHOTO-STORY OF OUR NEIGHBOURHOOD
Human Cities: Challenging the City Scale (5 September – 4 November 2016)

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Conference: The Future of Urbanism
MAO - Museum of Architecture and Design invites you to the Conference: The Future of Urbanism which will be held at the Museum of Architecture and Design.

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