Climate Action

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Urban and Regional Planning for Sustainability

  • Ksenija Lalović
  • Ivana Sentić
  • Ivana ŽivojinovićEmail author
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Urban Planningis about identifying, analyzing, and proposing technical and strategic solutions to extensive socio-economic and environmental challenges of human settlements in the twenty-first century. Main global trends of urbanization are urban growth, reflected by the intensive increase in the number of people who live in cities and uncontrolled urban sprawl. As a consequence, many other urban development issues appear, such as optimization of technical and social infrastructure, sustainable transport services, food and energy supply. However, extensive urbanization induces other complex global trends, such as economic transformations, pollution, natural resources exhaustion, and climate change. In that sense, urban planning represents the governance efforts to sustain the locally envisioned quality of urban...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ksenija Lalović
    • 1
  • Ivana Sentić
    • 2
  • Ivana Živojinović
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.Faculty of Architecture, Department for UrbanismUniversity of BelgradeBelgradeSerbia
  2. 2.Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Fruit Growing, Viticulture, Horticulture and Landscape ArchitectureUniversity of Novi SadNovi SadSerbia
  3. 3.Institute of Forest, Environment and Natural Resource Policy and European Forest InstituteForest Policy Research NetworkViennaAustria

Section editors and affiliations

  • Dragan Nonic
    • 1
  1. 1.Chair of Forestry Economics and OrganisationUniversity of Belgrade - Faculty of ForestryBelgradeSerbia