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Programy przebudowy miast wobec wyzwań społecznych, ekonomicznych i środowiskowych kształtowania terenów zurbanizowanych
Programs for the reconstruction of cities in the face of social, economic and environmental challenges of shaping urban areas

Author(s): Anna Bernaciak, Alona Revko
Subject(s): Politics, Economy, Business Economy / Management, Micro-Economics, Public Administration, Economic policy, Government/Political systems
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Ekonomicznego w Poznaniu
Keywords: przebudowa miast;zrównoważone miasto;kształtowanie terenów zurbanizowanych;Polska;
Summary/Abstract: Purpose: The main aim of the study is to depict the characteristics of some of the most common concepts of urban reconstruction (compact city, sustainable city, smart city, as well as their hybrids), present practical aspects of the indicated urban policies and attempt to verify their implementation. Design/methodology/approach: The study is based on the presentation of selected theoretical concepts. In the empirical part, the authors use the method of case studies, presenting the effects of municipal investments and practical obstacles occurring during their implementation. They form assessments based on current media reports, articles in specialist press, as well as statements made by residents. Findings: Contemporary cities are spaces of various challenges that become sources of conflicts as well as places of unmet needs and unfulfilled ambitions. Although the decision-makers make their decisions in connection with these challenges, their interventions are not always effective. The concepts of a compact city, a smart city and a sustainable city serve as recipes for the problems of modern cities: both the short-term ones and those which require shaping a comprehensive policy for the development of cities and urban areas. However, cities are not always properly diagnosed, and local authorities often lack specialists who could consciously and skilfully propose an optimal therapy. Originality and value: The study presents an original analysis of selected case studies which relate to the shaping of the space of Polish cities. The study focuses on the challenges of shaping urban areas in relation to contemporary trends in city planning and design determined by the importance of such issues as the quality of life of residents, the quality of space, its democratisation and sustainability, the presence of art, closed circulation or the use of modern technology and creativity in the process of managing modern cities and their space.

  • Page Range: 17-33
  • Page Count: 17
  • Publication Year: 2022
  • Language: Polish