Urbani izziv Volume 0, No. 30–31, May 1997
Transport Research Centre Brno, Brno, Czech Republic
South Moravia–Lower Austria: A regional plan going beyond frontiers
The focus of the article is on the creation of a regional, bilateral project for the rehabilitation of a degraded border area in Moravia. The project was based on inter-institutional and inter-university co-operation between universities in Brno and Vienna. Because of this, an important part of the project was the streamlining of research methods and working with students. The settlement structure of the border region was analysed, as well as the demographic and settlements pattern and age structure of the population, followed by analysis of the physical, cultural and historical elements and prevailing problems in the area. Based on the analysis of prospects and possibilities, a long-term development strategy was proposed. Amongst other it includes proposals for changes in agriculture, modifications of the education system and possibilities for developing regional tourism.
Austria, border region, Czech Republic, Moravia, regional planning, regional tourism