The European integration and the enlargement of the European Union bring many new issues not only to the new member and associate states of the Union but are also a challenge for its older members. The political, economic and social implications of these processes are evident at every step. Simplifying the transport of goods, increasing the population mobility, realisation of transnational and transcontinental infrastructure projects, unifying the legal and economic environment. The Competitive struggle of municipalities and regions to compete for investors offering job opportunities, to recruite residents, visitors, or access to public infrastructure becoming sharper. This situation has been sharpened in recent years by the global world crisis and is heavily influenced by conflicts. And exactly in this context, the role of spatial planning is increasingly being discussed at European level as part of the legal environment that determines its socio-economic attractiveness and the stability of investments.

An important aspect of the spatial planning preparation is public participation. The book is illustrated by the propositions the city's citizens to improve its functioning. They have been prepared free of charge and spontaneously within the City Intervention projects in several Slovak towns.