SUMMARY The study is discussing those principles of sustainability whicb are relevant for town planning. The current problems of cities are analysed looking for possibilities of their fixing in urban structure, traffic concept, resource saving, prevention of pollution, integration with the nature etc. A vision of sustainable city is presented here: it has to be […]

SUMMARY The relation between the settlement and the surrounding countryside significantly influences the quality of the environment on a region-wide scale. The development of this relationship has brought many negatively acting marks on the environment, which may influence the further development of its quality. The dynamic social changes, generating the important transformation of the economic […]

SUMMARY Since the Slovak EIA Act no. 127/94 has been adopted, the Slovak Republic has joined developed countries already using the EIA process and methodology for more than 20 years. The subject of EIA in Slovakia does not only concern the whole spectrum of projects (linear projects, technology units, housing developments and social infrastructure) but […]

SUMMARY Environmental sustainability is the background for land-use documentation. Requirement of sustainable development is the main requirement in land-use planning and decision making but it is necessary to stress sustainability is more than just environmental bearing capacity since it contains the socio-ecological bearing capacity as well as the economic bearing capacity. In the frame of […]

SUMMARY Over the recent years we witness a considerable increase in the numbers of the environmental impact assessment (EIA) centres in Slovakia. These centres have been set up to provide better information, international training courses, research studies, cosultations and manuals as well as other related activities on EIA. All of them have been established within […]

SUMMARY The author of this article presents her observations and opinions about the assessment process by ty Act no. 127/1994 on environmental impact assessment. She had an opportunity to take part in several roles – as a documentation elaborator, review expert or within the public. As is described, in each position it was inevitable and […]

SUMMARY One of the basic conditions for reviewing the quality of EIA is systematic evaluation of the documentation. Evaluation system of the quality and completeness of the documentation should give a set of criteria which allows to evaluate both procedural requirements and requirements of content of the EIA documentation. The purpose of the quality criteria […]