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Social participation in spatial order creation and its connection with day-to-day landscape structure

Author(s): Beata J. Gawryszewska

Journal: Urbani Izziv
ISSN 0353-6483

Volume: 19;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 153;
Date: 2008;
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Keywords: structure | day-to-day landscape | participation

Proper structure of existential space is a consequence of a natural process of site identity and public space shaping and identification of their inhabitants with these sites. As a result of a process of identification with the site, system of private, social and public green spaces is being created. It appears in formal, functional and symbolic levels of urban space perception. It appears in greenery, by private flower beds creating under windows, common green yards functioning, green public spaces, parks and alleys surrounding settlements meaning values of communities etc. It also helps the local communities to identify themselves not only with local housing estate landscape but also with monumental landscape where the new housing estates were built next by. Identification with the site, used this way, furthers not only standard of inhabited space but also monumental landscape promotion which leads to its revitalization. The example of this structure and its creation, Warsaw Housing Settlement by polish CIAM participants: B. and. S. Brukalski, projects of workshops with high school pupils and Warsaw Royal Promenade Project are also instruments which can shape social demand for recreational and cultural objects representing metropolitan character of the city.
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