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Regeneration of market squares in historic town centres: ideas, discussions, controversies

Natalia Bursiewicz
2018 Urban Development Issues  
In Poland, the last 15 years have been marked by various, numerous regeneration projects of historic cities that were supposed to improve the citizens quality of life and their security, as well as to create an attractive tourist offer. Those programs were often focused on the renewal, reshape and modernization of public squares. Such changes never go unnoticed. On contrary, these are frequently associated with criticism, debate and disagreements. The research has been focused on the analysis
more » ... d on the analysis of regeneration projects from selected Market Squares in historic cities and town centres in Lower Silesia. The main aim was to exhibit the medieval origin of those squares and recently introduced contemporary layout. Moreover it was to present diverse opinions regarding square's form and function, that can be crucial in understanding the architects, planners and citizens' points of view and their 'feelings' towards the space.
doi:10.2478/udi-2018-0036 fatcat:p27rwmlwcbh37jskmno2tyxkre