Functional Connected Areas in Regional Planning: Sea and Land Uses Interaction

  • Leon Gosar
  • Manca Plazar
  • Tanja Preseren
  • Franc Steinman
Part of the Coastal Systems and Continental Margins book series (CSCM, volume 13)


The regulations and the competence related to the sea often define various, decision-making levels and institutions. To a large extent spatial planning indirectly dictated and still dictates the use of the sea in the narrow coastal belt (since these are the so-called functionally connected lands). The discussion about the sea related issues will also have to focus on the consequences brought by the authorized uses and the applicable legislation on the individual (spatially defined) areas. The modelling approach used for the entire Slovenian coastline (Fig. 24.1) and extent of regional spatial development plan is presented. The methodology presents a turn from qualitative assessments to the suitable conceptual and quantitative solutions which could lead to the comprehensive development of whole region.


Marine area Water management Integrated coastal management GIS Spatial development planning 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Leon Gosar
    • 1
  • Manca Plazar
    • 2
  • Tanja Preseren
    • 3
  • Franc Steinman
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering, Chair of Fluid MechanicsUniversity of LjubljanaLjubljanaSlovenia
  2. 2.Municipality of PiranPiranSlovenia
  3. 3.Faculty of Civil and Geodetic EngineeringUniversity of LjubljanaLjubljanaSlovenia

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