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Geomorphology and spatial planning

Author(s): Matija Zorn | Blaž Komac

Journal: Urbani Izziv
ISSN 0353-6483

Volume: 17;
Issue: 1–2;
Start page: 66;
Date: 2006;
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Keywords: geomorphology | spatial planning | natural disasters | landslides | rockfalls | floods | Slovenia

Applicability of geomorphological knowledge for prevention against some natural disasters, also known as geomorphological disasters, is presented. Some home and foreign experience of applicability of this knowledge are introduced. It is known that the ratio between means put into sanitation of, for example, landslides and savings with prevention measures, are from 1:10 to 1:2.000. The use of geomorpholgical knowledge and corresponding cartographic works in Slovene spatial planning legislation is defined, but it is not carried out consistently. We recommend municipalities and spatial planners that they should also take in account geomorphic processes and characteristic of the relief.
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