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Artistic Factor in Modern-Day Urban Planning and Design in Lithuania

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The issue of city modelling is very essential these days and it is important to analyse the legal framework and its practical implications in the process of city modelling. However, the practice of urban design in Lithuania is based on two-dimensional solutions and the artistic factor is overlooked. The article reviews the legal basis of Lithuanian urban planning and design and their practical implications and emphasizes the necessity of artistic factor during the process of city modelling.

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Urban Gardening as a Multifunctional Tool to Increase Social Sustainability in the City

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The concept of urban gardening varies a lot in terms of gardening forms and main purposes. Followed by changes in people life style, growing interest in healthy living and sustainable urban development, the aims of urban gardening become more complex. The product of urban garden, e. g. vegetables or ornamental plants, nowadays plays less important role, as the main focus is on societal issues, urban regeneration, education and health. Thus, this article provides evidence of multi-functionality of urban gardening to address the variety of societal issues across people of different age and cultural background. Case studies from Malmo, Birmingham and Riga show how urban gardening contributes to social integration, inhabitants’ well-being and urban regeneration.

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Methodology in Attitudes Assigned to Architecture as Distinctly Regional

://www.metropolitiques.eu/A-Regionalist-Panorama-for.html . Britton K. A Regionalist Panorama for Architecture and Beyond [online] Metropolitics [cited 30.01.2013]. http://www.metropolitiques.eu/A-Regionalist-Panorama-for.html . Buckner, B. The comparative identity of nations : image of nation as an assessment tool of national identity [online]. ProQuest 2011 [cited 19.09.2014]. http://www.proquest.com/products-services/dissertations/ Buckner B. The comparative identity of nations : image of nation as an assessment tool of national identity [online] ProQuest 2011 [cited 19.09.2014]. http

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Evaluation of Formants of Cityscape Identity using Fractal Analysis (Kaunas Case)

., Oskrochi, R. Fractal Analysis of Street Vistas: A Potential Tool for Assessing Levels of Visual Variety in Everyday Street Scenes. Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design , 2008, Vol. 35, pp. 349‒363. https://doi.org/10.1068/b33081 11. Cole, M. Cultural Psychology: A Once and Future Discipline . Cambridge, MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1998. 416 p. 12. Zaleckis, K., Kamičaitytė-Virbašienė, J., Ramanauskas, E . Preservation of Kaunas City Identity while Planning its Urban Development. Ecological architecture 2013: Book of

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Advanced Modeling Techniques for Architectural Design Education

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This article discusses the usage of advanced modeling techniques in architectural design education from the viewpoint of CAD/CAM paradigm that is setting new standards for the teaching and the industry. Parametricism is one of the main driving forces in architecture that exercises complexity possible only through 3D modeling tools and using generative algorithms. Most of the design skills are being learned by applying the obtained knowledge in academic design projects and their supplementary classes.

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Potential for Transformation of Urban Open Public Spaces in Modernist Multi-Apartment Districts in Lithuania

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This paper presents the methodology and results of the research aimed to identify the current and potential functions of open public spaces in post-Soviet modernist urban districts in the context of sustainable urban development. The research is based on the sociotope mapping methodology facilitating the identification and interpretation of functional characteristics of urban open public spaces. The data for this research has been collected in three selected pilot multi-apartment modernistic districts of Kaunas city (Lithuania) using two sociological research tools – site observation protocols and user questionnaires. The research results show the need for actors involved in planning and (re)development of modernistic districts to incorporate a larger diversity of space elements enabling different local area users (individuals, families, organizations) to use and experience more natural, social, economic and other values available locally at different time (year, day) periods.

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Business Challenges in the Architecture Industry

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This paper highlights the current critical business challenges in the architecture industry. The initial study reviews the latest statistics of the architecture industry, research findings in the discipline of architecture management, knowledge and education gaps, as well as current business needs and development perspective. The review of the Latvian architecture industry based on publicly available data and the opinion of professionals concerning the business needs of the architecture industry is used as a case study.

The main recommendations for architecture industry professionals are related to necessity to improve the architects’ awareness and understanding of the influence of critical business functions to the company performance results, and application of most advanced management tools in architecture industry for ensuring business viability. The paper is highlighting the need for further research on critical business functions directly linked with specific aspects of architecture industry in different business contexts.

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Motivations, Results and the Role of Technology in Participatory Design Research during 2000’s – a Review in the Field of Architecture and Urban Planning

Bodker, S., Ehn, P., Kammersgaard, J., Kyng, M., Sundblad, Y. A utopian experience : On design of powerful computer-based tools for skilled graphic workers. Computers and democracy: A Scandinavian challenge , London: Gower, 1987. p. 251–278. Bodker S. Ehn P Kammersgaard J. Kyng M. Sundblad Y. A utopian experience : On design of powerful computer-based tools for skilled graphic workers Computers and democracy: A Scandinavian challenge London Gower 1987 251 278 Holone, H., Herstad, J. Rhyme : musicking for all. Journal of

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Revitalizing urban revitalization in Poland: Towards a new agenda for research and practice

, coinciding with Poland’s accession to the European Union (EU). This does not mean, however, that Poland’s interest in revitalization policies was mainly cynical and related to structural funds: the word ‘revitalization’ was harnessed as a strategic tool to respond to a real need. By the time of EU accession, Polish urban experts and grassroots urban activist had come to acknowledge that the laissez faire approach to urban development which characterized the first 15 years of Poland’s transition to capitalism had led to feelings of spatial alienation and an overall urban

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The Smart City of Medellín, its achievements and potential risks

countries like Venezuela, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile and Colombia, it exceeds 90% ( Czerny 2014 : 18-19). Living conditions, quality of life and the sustainability of development are real challenges in most of these cities. Meanwhile modern technologies and communication tools that have revolutionised many industries, social patterns or media so pushing the world into an ‘era of information’ can be also applied to help cities solve their problems and achieve goals. The authors of the McKinsey Global Institute report ‘Smart Cities: Digital solutions for a more liveable

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