The article emphasizes potential of public urban squares. The attention is focused on squares of the city of Gdansk which constitute the potential for enhancing the image of the city. Presentation of three examples of small scale intervention in the Montreal's public spaces is depicting such a potential and is underlining different roles the public space can perform in the city structure. Revitalization of urban squares is influencing...
Bio-inspired Urban Design: Smart Growth and Sustainable Development Frameworks for a New Urban Unit in Cracow
In March 2012, architects João Diniz (Brazil) and Dorota Wiśniewska (Poland) answered a call to competition from the City of Cracow, submitting an entry for the redesign of 5600 ha of the Nowa Huta district in eastern Cracow, focusing on economic revitalization within a framework of smart growth and sustainable development. The scenario included an ArcerolMittal Steelworks and incorporated a strong ecological analysis for the easternmost...
Revitalized Mill Island in Bydgoszcz - the identity of the place created by the Brda River and its tributary named Młynowka
Mill Island in Bydgoszcz, Poland is an example of downtown public space where a meander of the Młynówka creates the identity of the area.Before 2005, the only outstanding local feature was the fact that its south and west ends resembled the Venetian canals. The way the other parts of Mill Island were managed was inappropriate for a downtown.A comprehensive revitalization programme is returning Mill Island public space to residents,...
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