Disproportions in the urban system of Republic of Serbia and development possibilities in the contemporary terms of urban development
The paper analyzes contemporary development of the urban system of Republic of Serbia from the socio economic and territorial aspect. Emphasis is placed on the disproportion in the urban system, considering that the extreme dominance of Belgrade as the capital city and developmental lagging behind of medium-sized cities at national level are main reasons of unbalanced regional development of Serbia and weak territorial cohesion. Medium-sized cities have significant role at regional level because they build a very important link between big cities on one side and small cities and rural areas on the other. Beside the aforementioned, the paper analyzes the treatment of this problem in existing spatial planning documents at the national level. In conclusion are discussed the possibilities of further development of the urban system of Republic of Serbia based on the current tendencies in its development, the previous implementation of planning solutions and contemporary terms of urban development.