Pandemic as an impulse for the development of sustainable tourism along the Danube river By Ľubica Vitková, Dominika Štrbíková The coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) is a challenge to the world – primarily from the medical and economic point of view – but also to the search for new forms of tourism and the urban environment. Prior […]

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SUMMARY The scientific-educational conference at the Faculty of Architecture STU in Bratislava brought different opinions but the participants usually did not give a direct answer on the most important questions concerning the future of the Faculty. The organisational structure was found less important than the problems of the type of education, of the curriculum and […]

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Spatial potential of middle-sized towns in Slovakia: Lost spaces of Humenné, Levice and Topoľčany By Romana Hajduková, Alžbeta Sopirová Nowadays, the biggest challenge of urban planners is coping with the climate change and applying the principles of sustainability in urban planning, such as compact city concept and inner urban development. Since 1989, Slovak towns and […]

New opportunities for increasing the renovation rate of buildings By Manfred Sonnleithner A Renovation Wave for Europe – greening our buildings, creating jobs, improving lives is the message of the European Commission of 14 October 2020. This initiative was already announced in “The European Green Deal” in December 2019 and confirms the urgency of the […]

CPTED – essential methodological concepts: Crime prevention – environmental crime By Julián Keppl, Robert Špaček Criminality is a phenomenon as old as human civilisation itself and is a worldwide occurrence.  The fight with criminality oscillates between restriction and prevention. The global nature of criminality naturally means international cooperation, in the field of prevention as well. A particular […]

Universal design: Antidiscrimination challenge By Mária Samová It is inevitable to apply new approach in design of physical life environment, in particular, within the context of human ecology and respect for basic human rights and freedom. Architecture, urban planning and design, as well as civil engineering and industrial design are fields that fundamentally affect the […]