Light Capital: Urban Scripts for Ljubljana

The Berlage Institute has been asked by the City of Ljubljana to prepare an independent view on the city’s urban development opportunities. A team of students supported by faculty members of the institute and external advisors analyzed the city, researched issues such as development in the new EU capitals, new and old urban typologies, possible development scenarios and case studies of development mechanisms, with the aim of defining a series of specific strategies and projects for the city.

The thesis studio, spanning two semesters, was taught by Markus Schaefer, Hosoya Schaefer Architects (architecture) and Marijn Spoelstra, Mountainworks (financial consulting) and is interested in a collaborative and creative intersection between these two often separated disciplines. The studio is part of the Institute’s research on capital cities and influenced by its mounting interest in trans-disciplinary modes of research and practice.

This report of 372 pages can be ordered from the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam.

The Berlage Institute Research Report No. 10. “Light Capital: Urban Scripts for Ljubljana”. (Rotterdam: Berlage Institute, 2006)

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