• Iveta Mietule Rezekne Academy of Technologies, Rezekne
  • Lienīte Litavniece Rezekne Academy of Technologies, Rezekne




city attractiveness, sustainable development of a city, criteria


Investigation of city development issues and strategic planning issues of spatial development are essential factors of the city growth. Both academic researchers in economy and geography and professionals in the field of city development policy are involved in exploration of these topics. Various city development theories are elaborated and assimilated in a result of comprehensive researches. The current article examines attractiveness criteria of cities modernized in theoretical and practical researches as well as explores methodology of city attractiveness research with the aim to identify attractiveness criteria of cities and towns of Latgale region.


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Author Biographies

  • Iveta Mietule, Rezekne Academy of Technologies, Rezekne

    Latgale Economy Research Institute, senior researcher


  • Lienīte Litavniece, Rezekne Academy of Technologies, Rezekne

    Faculty of Economics

    Assistant Professor


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