Research programme Spatial planning 2018 - 2024 is a R&D core of the Institute.
Key scientific issues are:
- Smart cities and communities, emphasising interpretation and implementation of contemporary paradigms and approaches such as exosystemic approach (EsA) and nature based solutions (NBS), and development of ICT applications and GIS-supported tools for monitoring, simulations and valuations of cities and communities
- Sustainable development, emphasising low carbon society, adaptation to climate changes considering efficient organisation of uses, use of natural resources, efficient energy, and synchronised and coherent planning and development of other systems, holders of quality of living, especially green infrastructure (GI) and mobility systems
- Quality of living in inclusive and safe communities based on development and implementation of spatial demography which considers structural, cultural and socio-economic interrelations in territories; and housing provision as a factor of quality of life and wellbeing
In accordance with EU development programs, research issues (H2020), objectives of international (UNEP, 2015), European (UA-EU, EC, 2016; Transition towards sustainable and liveable urban futures-JPI Urban Europe, 2015; BS, EC, 2011) and national (SPRS 2, v pripravi, MOP, 2017; SRS, MGRT, 2013) directives, research and development within the research programme Spatial planning will focus on four interrelated topics:
- Evaluation of contemporary development paradigms and directions due to find out their applicable value in the processes of spatial planning
- Mobility and low carbon society
- Spatial demography, migration, social innovation, and challenges in housing provision
- Development of methods and tools for planning process implementation as well as survey of state, changes, and simulations of spatial development.