Shaping Town Squares on the Example of the Towns of Lubelskie Voivodeship Cover Image

Kształtowanie placów miejskich na przykładzie miast województwa lubelskiego
Shaping Town Squares on the Example of the Towns of Lubelskie Voivodeship

Author(s): Dorota Dymek, Jolanta Jóźwik
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Sociology, Rural and urban sociology
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Marii Curie-Sklodowskiej
Keywords: spatial development; unifi cation; excessive curing; town square; revitalization activities

Summary/Abstract: The aim of the study is to compare activities undertaken within the framework of shaping the main public spaces of the towns of Lubelskie Voivodeship and to verify the hypothesis of unifi cation of the physiognomy of public town squares. In addition, the authors try to defi ne other trends in the formation of urban public spaces, paying particular attention to the changes that have been made in the development of town squares. The study includes 48 projects assuming a change of spatial development or the creation of town squares in 39 towns of the Lubelskie Voivodeship in the years 2000–2020 (total of 40 town squares). Revitalization activities undertaken as part of the arrangement of town squares are typical for this kind of investments. They include equipping with elements of small architecture, building or modernizing a fountain, modernizing the square’s surface, organizing greenery and locating car parks. For the negative tendencies can be considered the physiognomy unifi cation of town squares, excessive curing of the surface and the departure from the region’s culture, tradition and history

  • Issue Year: 76/2021
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 1-28
  • Page Count: 28
  • Language: Polish