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Socio-ecological factors of strategic planning

Spectra, Centre of Excellence organized (22nd and 23rd November 2012) workshop under the title "Socio-ecological factors of strategic planning". The event was held at the Institute of Management of Slovak University of Technology and several distinctive personalities took a part. Prof. D. Scholich from ARL Hannover introduced his conclusions on balanced life conditions between metropolises and provinces, Assoc. Prof. L. Nyka from TU Gdansk referred to environmentally and culturally sustainable solutions of water urbanism and Ing. J.Borucka from TU Gdansk focused on rethinking the sensorial environment of public spaces. Students of spatial planning were the main target audience.

City as a Personality and its manifestation in Urban Semiotics

"City as a Personality and its manifestation in Urban Semiotics" is the title of the students´ work in the 2nd year of the Master study of Spatial planning. In urban semiotics, city is approached as a text based on the grammary of spatial patterns and structures generating meaning. Students have to analyze chosen city as a metaphoric personality: its historic memory, visual face, architectural language as well as social climate and underlying values


Day for Public, 14th February 2013, at Spectra, Centre of Excellence

Spectra, Centre of Excellence and Institute of Management (where Spectra is based) will organise Day for Public. This event will be held on Thursday, 14th Februray 2013 in Spectra Centre in Bratislava (Vazovova 5, room 5-1, 5th floor) at 1.00 PM. The main goal of the event is to introduce the acredited study programmes of the Institute of Management, with special emphasis on Spatial planning. Showcases of the work of the current students will be included. We are looking forward to meet you at Spectra, Centre of Excellence.

1st CETIP Network discussion seminar - 18th February 2013 (gallery)

SPECTRA - Centre of Excellence and CETIP Network  organized the first of the CETIP Network discussion seminars. Key topic was "Geographical Information Systems (GIS) in Spatial Planning". First lecture was given by Peter Barták, an independent consultant. The event was held on 18th February 2013 at 10.00 AM and venue was the SPECTRA, Centre of Excellence (Vazovova street 5, room 5-1).


International exhibition and conference LAND-URBIA in Nitra

Spectra, Centre of Excellence was one of the co-organizers of the international exhibition and conference LAND-URBIA in Nitra (18th-21st April 2013). The main philosophy of the event might be expressed by the motto “Planning Toward Identity”, which comprises under one headline various aspects of the regional identity preservation and development. Maintaining and further development of regional identity of the landscape and cities is one of the fundamental precondition for securing the sustainability as well as the identification of the people with the lived space. Pressure of various interest groups, quick benefit oriented developers and lack of public involvement might be detrimental for the identity of our spaces.



SPECTRA Centre of Excellencie participates on Summer School:  "ADAPTIVE GOVERNANCE: SPATIAL, TEMPORAL AND CULTURAL CONSTRAINTS  AND OPPORTUNITIES". The Summer School – the 1st Module – is hosted by EC Tempus Project No. 511390: Environmental Governance for Environmental Curricula at the Faculty of Natural Sciences, Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia and is organized in co-operation with the Centre for Transdisciplinary Study of Institutions, Evolutions and Policies (CETIP) in Bratislava, Slovakia, Centre for Excellence Spectra+ in Bratislava, Slovakia and other partners´ organisations (University J. E. Purkyně, Ústí n. L., Czech Republic Central European University in Budapest, Hungary, Regional Environmental Centre, Slovakia and Bratislava City Hall, Slovakia).


annual Conference, 25th-27th September 2013, in Dresden, Germany

Spectra, Centre of Excellence will take part on the annual Conference, held in 25th-27th September 2013, in Dresden (Germany) at the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER)., an institutional network of unviversities and other scientific bodies focused on spatial planning, is celebrating its 10th anniversary. The headline of the 10th Network Conference is „Role and Future of Spatial Planning in Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe“. With 20 presentations and speakers from 10 countries we have a great spectrum of exciting topics. Spectra, Centre of Excellence will be represented by prof. Maroš Finka and dr. Matej Jaššo and their joint paper „Specifics and Recent Development of Central European Planning Culture“.

Brownfield Redevelopment in the Visegrad Countries

The main goal of the project is to establish regular course of education in English language focused on brownfield revitalization. This course will be incorporated into the masters study programme “Spatial planning” and its ambition is to improve the skills and orientation within the field of brownfield revitalization in Europe.

The lecture of prof. Andreas Faludi, 4th October 2013 Spectra, Centre of Excellence

On Friday, 4th October 2013 Spectra, Centre of Excellence will be hosting the lecture of prof. Andreas Faludi from University of Delft under the headline "The Rise and Fall of European Spatial Planning". The lecture will be held at Aula of D.Ilkovič in STU Bratislava. Prof. Andreas Faludi is one of the leading personalities of recent European spatial planning discourse, covering plethora of principal topics like planning theory, territorial cohesion and territorial governance. Admission is free and the lecture will be held in english language.

Competitivness of Bratislava-Vienna Metropolitan Region

Spectra, Centre of Excellence and FORBES Slovakia are organizing the regular Business Leaders Club under the headline „Competitivness of Bratislava-Vienna Metropolitan Region“. The event will be held on Wednesday, 30th April 2014 at 16.30 in Park Inn Danube Hotel. Key speakers of the rounde table discussion will be prof. Maroš Finka (Spectra, Centre of Excellence), prof. Rudolf Giffinger (TU Wien) and dr. Peter Gero (Hamburg). We expect an invaluable and intensive discussion on various topics related to Bratislava-Vienna region.