River city opportunities

In the past 16 years, we have successfully carried out the most changes for the sustainable development of the city and a higher quality of life for citizens and visitors, which has also resulted in Ljubljana receiving the highest possible recognition for cities – the title of European Green Capital 2016.

We are also very proud of our inclusion in the Mission of 100 European Carbon-Neutral Cities by 2030. Joining the Mission is a great recognition of Ljubljana’s work in the field of sustainable development, and at the same time a great commitment for the future.

Today, we are pleased to see how Ljubljana has transformed into a green city, with a high quality of life and optimistic and satisfied citizens, who are our first and most important stakeholders; therefore we actively involve them in the co-design of projects, and together create a more beautiful and friendlier city.

Ljubljana ranked first in the list of the twenty best green capitals of Europe, created by European Best Destinations.

Ljubljanica river

The river Ljubljanica, with its interesting bridges and picturesque old city centre embankments, is one of Ljubljana’s most notable landmarks. From Roman times to the construction of the railway in the mid-19th century, the Ljubljanica was a major trade and supply route.


For a higher quality of life

The more than 2,400 implemented projects as of today provide a pleasant living environment, excellent conditions for quality education and schooling, and numerous opportunities that enable and encourage the realisation of goals and dreams.

When planning new projects, we successfully combine preservation and green development: we preserve the natural features and intensely green character of Ljubljana, and at the same time we actively change areas that were not green until a long time ago.

Cukrarna gallery


Cukrarna gallery

The renovated Cukrarna building is breathtaking and all of Ljubljana, not only the residents of the centre, are filled with pride. The comprehensive renovation of the Cukrarna Gallery was co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund and the Republic of Slovenia.


Residential neighborhood New Center on Povšetova


Next to Povšetova ulica, we plan to build a new residential neighbourhood with 361 rental housing units, an underground garage, and transport and utility infrastructure.

Forest learning path Golovec


Forest learning path Golovec

Within the framework of the European project for the Management and Utilisation of Urban Forests as Natural Heritage in Danube Cities’ – URBforDAN, we prepared the Strategy for the Development of Urban Forests of Ljubljana 2020–2045 in cooperation with the Forestry Institute, with which we set guidelines for even more careful restoration and maintenance of forests. As part of the project, we also installed urban equipment on the hills of Golovec.

Ljubljana became the winner of the 13th edition of the “European Best Destinations” project and was declared the best destination in Europe 2022.

Planning with vision

In the City of Ljubljana, we have been focusing on spatial development since 2007, based on the Vision of Ljubljana 2025, and the strategic part of the Municipal Spatial Plan adopted in 2010. For a decade and a half, we have been following three fundamental directions, which are “Sustainable City”, “Ideal City” and “All-Slovenian Metropolis”.


For the City of Ljubljana, the MIPIM fair is an opportunity to present our investment environment and concrete investment projects to potential investors. We have been promoting ourselves at the fair together with our project partners since 2008.