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Improving Urban Public Space

Author(s): Rafał Drozdowski
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Instytut Zachodni im. Zygmunta Wojciechowskiego

Summary/Abstract: The opening thesis of the article is the assumption that discussion on urban public space rarely becomes a pretext to put forward postulates and demands that strengthen the „system” and contribute to social disintegration. However, improvement of urban public space, mentioned in the title, includes a wide range of concealed and unintended negative consequences. The following can serve as examples: socially unconsulted gentrification programs, policy of administrative overregulation justified by the need to increase public security, standardization of urban space or instrumental treatment of public art.

  • Issue Year: 334/2010
  • Issue No: 03
  • Page Range: 3-17
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Polish