Integral sustainable development: The example of local geographic milieu Cover Image

Интегрални одрживи развој на примеру локалне географске средине
Integral sustainable development: The example of local geographic milieu

Author(s): Dejan Šabić, Mila Pavlović, Snežana Vujadinović
Subject(s): Geography, Regional studies, Demography and human biology, Rural and urban sociology, Economic development, Socio-Economic Research
Published by: Српско географско друштво
Keywords: local geographic milieu; local community; geo-space; experience; identity;

Summary/Abstract: The local geographic milieu plays a significant role in development of every man because of its orientation in space, a sense of security and belonging to the community and the place where he lives or who perform his activities. In other words, one needs to fall in a particular social group that inhabits an area or to perform some activities able in a space, because that is something that stands out from the rest of the world and marking his individuality. The main long-term goal of development of each local community is to increase the quality of life of all its members, job creation, integration of the local community in a wider social system through health, educational and cultural institutions, creating a network of relationships and connections and correlations of all the actors from the state and public sector up to private enterprise, local authorities and local associations. Of particular importance for Serbia, is a question of development of local rural communities, which is closely linked to issues of sustainable and balanced spatial, socio-economic and demographic development. This issue becomes more important in efforts to prevent existing urban-centric trends and highlighted the economic and demographic polarization of Serbia.

  • Issue Year: 90/2010
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 173-187
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: English, Serbian