SUMMARY The presence of water in various forms ever was and still is a prerequisite for the birth and existence of human settlements. The multifaceted aspects of the communities’ relationship to water were dynamically reflected in the characteristics behind the formation of the urban structure in different historical periods and represent specific values for towns […]

SUMMARY Protection of industrial heritage is difficult even in the countries which have not undergone such a complex political-economic and social change with an impact on ownership status and historical continuity as we have witnessed in Slovakia. In the reappearing situations, when we are confronted with an inability of our society to safeguard the valuable […]