Aspects of regional and local sustainable development are turning into key elements of strategic planning documents in EU countries. The topic of sustainable development includes issues of both urban and peripheral areas. It encompasses the classic fields of environmental protection and green energy, as well as the parameters of social inclusion, creative capital development, community and neighbourhood building, etc. The paper reviews the implementation of sustainable development goals in Slovakia with a focus on the programme promoting green infrastructure and the practice of mixed-use urban spaces. The principles of green infrastructure are introduced in Slovakia in line with the concepts of NECONET ecological networks and ÚSES systems of territorial environmental sustainability. The 2030 Environmental Strategy of Slovakia covers three areas, namely water protection and biodiversity, climate change and air protection, and green economy. Prominence is given to the development of renewable energy in the country. The paper determines the main obstacles to the development of Slovakian green infrastructure compared to that of the EU. These include a lack of financing, slow adoption of legislation, and lack of regulation in the land ownership rights.

JEL: Q01, R10, R58.

Ключові слова

Sustainable development; green infrastructure; ecological networks; mixed use; renewable energy.

Повний текст:



Bennett, G. (2004). Integrating biodiversity conservation and sustainable use: Lessons learned from ecological networks. IUCN.

Bindzárová, A. (2016). Type and size of urban cell as tools for sustainable urban (re)development. Procedia Engineering, 161, 1482-1489.

Blair, J. P. (1995). Local economic development: Analysis and practice. Sage.

Blakely, E. J. (1994). Planning local economic development: Theory and practice. Sage.

Blewitt, J. (2012). Understanding sustainable development. Routledge.

Campbell, S. (1996). Green cities, growing cities, just cities?: Urban planning and the contradictions of sustainable development. Journal of the American Planning Association, 62(3), 296-312.

Central Registry of Projects. (2019). Agreement on the provision of a non-refundable financial contribution [in Slovakian].

Coutts, C., Horner, M., & Chapin, T. (2010). Using geographical information system to model the effects of green space accessibility on mortality in Florida. Geocarto International, 25(6), 471–484.

Cummins, S. K., & Jackson, R. J. (2001). The built environment and children’s health. Pediatric Clinics of North America, 48(5), 1241-1252.

Dzhambov, A. M., Browning, M., Markevych, I., Hartig, T., & Lercher, P. (2020). Analytical approaches to testing pathways linking greenspace to health: A scoping review of the empirical literature. Environmental research, 186,109613.

Elliott, J. A. (2013). An introduction to sustainable development (4th ed.). Routledge.

Ernstson, H. (2013). The social production of ecosystem services: A framework for studying environmental justice and ecological complexity in urbanized landscapes. Landscape and Urban Planning, 109(1), 7-17.

Escobedo, F. J., Kroeger, T., & Wagner, J. E. (2011). Urban forests and pollution mitigation: Analyzing ecosystem services and disservices. Environmental pollution, 159(8-9), 2078-2087.

Hansmann, R., Mieg, H. A., & Frischknecht, P. (2012). Principal sustainability components: Empirical analysis of synergies between the three pillars of sustainability. International Journal of Sustainable Development & World Ecology, 19(5), 451-459.

Izakovičová, Z., & Świąder, M. (2017). Building ecological networks in Slovakia and Poland. Ekológia, 36(4), 303-322.

Jones, D. (2022, Mar 30). Global Electricity Review. EMBER.

Lishchynskyy, I. (2016). Spatial concentration of industry and local productive systems in Ukraine. Folia Oeconomica, 2(320), 51–63.

Lishchynskyy, I., Lyzun, M., Kuryliak, V., & Savelyev, Y. (2019). The dynamics of European periphery. Management Theory and Studies for Rural Business and Infrastructure Development, 41(4), 527-536.

Lishchynskyy, I., Lyzun, M., Siskos, E., Savelyev, Ye., & Kuryliak, V. (2021). Urban green space: Comparing the EU and Ukrainian practice. SHS Web Conf., 100, 05007.

Lyzun, M. V. (2007). Anticipatory economic growth: international and Ukrainian aspects [Dissertation abstract] [in Ukrainian]. Ternopil National Economic University.

Lyzun, М. (2006). Models of economic growth of the world and Ukrainian economy [in Ukrainian]. Journal of European Economy, 5(2). 154–164.

Lyzun, М. V., & Lishchynskyy, І. О. (2015). The influence of regionalization of oil markets on the dynamics of exchange rates and processes of currency integration [in Ukrainian]. Ekonomichnyi Prostir, 100, 13–23.

Lishchynskyy, І. О. (2018). Glocalization, fragmentation and alternative visions of internal geo-economic contradictions [in Ukrainian]. Uzhhorod National University Herald, 22(2), 77-81.

Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Slovak Republic. (2018, Jan 19). Slovak cities are becoming greener, we evaluated green infrastructure projects [in Slovakian].

Ministry of Environment of the Slovak Republic. (2019). Greener Slovakia: Strategy of the environmental policy of the Slovak Republic until 2030.

Ministry of Environment of the Slovak Republic. (2019, May 15). Slovakia is also troubled by the drought phenomenon. Envirorezort has prepared concrete measures [in Slovakian].

Nowak, D. J., Crane, D. E., & Stevens, J. C. (2006). Air pollution removal by urban trees and shrubs in the United States. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 4(3-4), 115–123.

Ogden, C. L., Carroll, M. D., & Flegal, K. M. (2008). High body mass index for age among US children and adolescents, 2003-2006. Jama, 299(20), 2401-2405.

Sallis, J. F., Floyd, M. F., Rodríguez, D. A., & Saelens, B. E. (2012). Role of built environments in physical activity, obesity, and cardiovascular disease. Circulation, 125(5), 729-737.

Savelyev, Ye., Kyruliak, V., Lyzun, М., & Lishchynskyy, І. (2019). The concept of «Visegrad Four + Ukraine»: Reality and prospects [in Ukrainian]. Herald of the Economic Sciences of Ukraine, 1(36), 115–121.

Slovak Environment Agency. (2020). Green infrastructure [in Slovakian]. Ministry of Environment of the Slovak Republic.

Tello, M. D. (2010). From national to local economic development: Theoretical issues. CEPAL Review.

Uher, D. (2020). Current state and future prospects of green infrastructure in Slovakia. Umeå Universitet.

United Nations. (2015). Resolution adopted by the General Assembly. Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Vitálišová, K. (2017) Exploitation of public policy tools in local development. [Habilitation thesis] University of Matej Bel in Banská Bystrica. Faculty of Economics. 231 p.

World Commission on Environment and Development. (1987). Report of the world commission on environment and development: Our common future.

Woo, J., Tang, N., Suen, E., Leung, J., & Wong, M. (2009). Green space, psychological restoration, and telomere length. Lancet, 373(9660), 299–300.

Received: May 23, 2022.

Reviewed: May 30, 2022.

Accepted: June 3, 2022.



  • Поки немає зовнішніх посилань.