Cross-border region Graz-Maribor: challenges and potentials of integration processesKaja Pogačar
, Metka Sitar
, 2009, objavljeni znanstveni prispevek na konferenci
Opis: The paper outlines the spatial development of the cross-border region between the two cities - Graz (Austria) and Maribor (Slovenia) - with regard to the integration processes in the past, present and future. First, the analyses of the past, when both parts of the region shared the national border, will be discussed. It will emphasize the consequences of the ćborder effectć, which are mostly characterised by growing intensification of urbanization alongside the main transport axis, the emergence of new 'urban nods', and the gradual urban sprawl in the hinterland. For decades, the area has been generating various integration processes of economic, social and cultural collaboration, which were in most cases partly financed by the European Union (EU). In 2004, after Slovenia joined the EU, some traditional relationships started to perform in the opposite way, demonstrating the gradually diminishing rate of commuter flows, especially those of shopping tourism. However, the current regional development is characterised by strong efforts for balancing the economic, social and cultural standards on both sides of the cross-border region. The paper aims to identify these new dynamics of intraregional interactions as potentials for future developments.
Ključne besede: spatial development, cross-border regions, border regions, new urban nodes, case study, Graz, Maribor
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