Conjunction of Local and Global Processes Towards Qualitative Integrated Urban Development of Danube Region

  • 1 University of Novi Pazar, , Novi Pazar, Serbia
  • 2 University of Belgrade, , Belgrade, Serbia
  • 3 State University of Novi Pazar, , Novi Pazar, Serbia


We are witnesses of continuous and turbulent complexity process of urban development at every spatial level. The presence of information and communication technologies in every aspect of our life leads to the fact that there is no more “delay” in between global and local changes. This conjunction changes the paradigm of urban development, which is now in networking, communication and integration. This paper discusses these relations described as hypothesis within Castells’ paradigm of network society and project identity that should be developed on local level in order to be a part of – a node of global network, and to survive and develop its potentialities and capacities. This paradigm is discussed in relation to C. Alexander’s, E. Howard’s, and P. Geeds’ approach in order to define principles and steps of integration of different spatial levels toward more coherent, harmonized urban development. The research applies theoretical approaches of networking towards integrated development of Danube region.

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