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Spatial Planning and Resilience Following DisastersInternational and Comparative Perspectives$
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Stefan Greiving, Michio Ubaura, and Jaroslav Tesliar

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781447323587

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447323587.001.0001

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Spatial planning focusing on risk management in Slovakia

Spatial planning focusing on risk management in Slovakia

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(p.137) Chapter A4a Spatial planning focusing on risk management in Slovakia
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Spatial Planning and Resilience Following Disasters
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Alena Kučeravcová

Ján Dzurdženík

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447323587.003.0008

Extensive flooding, the increasing frequency and intensity of local floods, as well as extremely dry periods and geodynamic phenomena, mainly landslides, have during the last decade caused significant damage in Slovakia. In most cases, these events were caused by human activities. Knowledge and risk assessment of floods and landslides could minimize and or predict the potential scale of damage. The aim of this chapter is to point out the importance of spatial/territorial planning as one of the most crucial determinants of area development. Territorial planning documentation in Slovakia should comprehensively design spatial arrangement and functional use of the territory, harmonize interests and activities determining territorial development, ensure ecological stability and lay down regulations of spatial arrangement and functional use. To reach, or at least to come close to, sustainable development is an obvious challenge. In this respect, strategic environmental assessment can play a vital role.

Keywords:   spatial planning, territorial planning, risk assessment, floods, landslides, sustainable development, Slovakia

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