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Urban and Rural Public Spaces: Development Issues and Qualitative Assessment

1 Introduction Public spaces are of great importance both in people’s lives and in the development of society. In order to better understand their functions, it is necessary to focus on how people build their social relationships. There are three types of bonds that each human being establishes in the course of their life. The first is the family bond, which accompanies human beings from the beginning and helps them to develop properly and become autonomous members of society. Secondly, there are bonds that human beings form when staying in places where they

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Public Spaces of Kaunas from the Inter-War Period to Contemporary: Content Analysis

. 12. Drėmaitė, M., Petrulis, V., Tutlytė J. Architektūra sovietinėje Lietuvoje. Vilnius: Vilniaus dailės akademijos leidykla, 2012. 411 p. 13. Grunskis, T., Mankus, M. The System of Urban Public Spaces in The Post-Communist Sociocultural Context. Journal of Architecture and Urbanism , 2013, Vol. 37, Issue 3, pp. 210–217. https://doi.org/10.3846/20297955.2013.840074 14. Mozūriūnaitė, S. Transformation of Urban Functions and Physical Factors Influencing Lithuanian Cities. In: SGEM 2016: 3rd international multidisciplinary scientific conference

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The Activities of Local Governments in the Revitalization of Public Space in Bulgaria and Poland

References BELNIAK S., 2008, A Partnership of Public and Private Sectors as a Model for the Implementation of Urban Revitalization Projects, Journal Of European Real Estate Research, Vol. 1, No. 2. BODNAR J., 2015, Reclaiming Public Space, Urban Studies, September 2015, Vol. 52, No. 12, pp. 2090-2104. COLLET A., 2012, Montreuil, <<le 21e arrondissement de Paris>>? La gentrification ou la fabrication d’un quartier ancient de centre-ville, Actes de la recherché en Sciences Sociales, Centre-villes, modèles, lutes

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A Valuation of Public Spaces: Selected Research Results

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The aim of the study is to draw attention to the fact that the value of public spaces has an interdisciplinary character, and should be viewed as such. The multifaceted function of public spaces requires a thorough recognition of their role and functioning in a city, especially from the estate management point of view. The fact that well-designed and managed public spaces have a great effect on social, cultural, market and communicative behavior, makes them an axis of urban development. The extent to which public spaces affect neighboring property markets, especially when it comes to the commercial segment, is also very important. The way in which a public space is utilized, is an incentive to search for optimal directions as to how a given property should function.

The research results presented in the present paper concern three case studies of big Polish cities - Poznań, Gdańsk and Wrocław. The research incorporated sociological survey tools (questionnaire), indepth interviews and observations.

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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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Public Spaces and Cultural Heritage in Community Projects – The Example of Warsaw

REFERENCES ASSMANN, J. (1995), ‘Collective memory and cultural identity’, New German Critique , 65, pp. 125–133. AUGÉ, M. (1995), Non-Places. Introduction to an Anthropology of Supermodernity , London–New York: Verso. BECKLEY, T. M. (2003), ‘The Relative Importance of Sociocultural and Ecological Factors in Attachment to Place’, [in:] KRUGER L. E. (ed.), Understanding Community-Forest Relations , Portland: USDA, pp. 105–126. CARMONA, M. (2015), ‘Re-theorising contemporary public space: a new narrative and a new normative’, Journal of

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”New” public urban space: citizens’ initiatives in participatory budgeting in Katowice, Łódź and Poznań

Foreword Public spaces determine the climate and specificity of cities; they are expressions of civilizational changes, history and traditions, testimonies to the social and economic performance of cities and efficient governance exercised at the local level. They act as platforms for urban life and co-create the city by stimulating and animating various forms of activity. According to the Dictionary of the Polish language, “public” means “concerning society or a particular community as a whole”. The term “public” is defined as common, open, available to

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The Evaluation of the Equipment and Quality of the Public Space of Poznań

References Alexander Ch., Ishikawa S., SIlverstein M., Jacobson M., Fiksdahl-King I., Angel S., 2008, Język wzorców. Miasta, budynki, konstrukcja (Language of patterns. Towns, buildings, construction), Wydawnictwo GWP, Gdańsk. Czepczyński M., 2012, Przestrzeń publiczna jako forma reprezentacji społeczności lokalnych. Między hibernacją a animacją centrów małych miast woj. pomorskiego (Public space as a form of representation of local communities. Between hibernation and animation of town centres of Pomorskie Voivodeship), (in

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