SUMMARY Abandoned industrial sites represent a specific and severe interdisciplinary issue. Negative impacts primarily affect the immediate surrounding area. They also have considerable impact on the overall image of the city with regional impact. Although these locations represent a great potential for the city particularly in terms of contact with the existing urban structures, frequently […]

SUMMARY Negative side effects of industrial and transportation development in the 18th and the 19th century caused consecutive separation of work from housing. Initial support of functional segregation in order to create quality living environment later resulted in construction of large prefabricated housing estates. What first seemed to be effective, efficient and according to some […]

SUMMARY Cities originate from more simple settlements. Before the city, there was a hamlet and a shrine and a village; before the village, a camp, a cache, a cave. As the food producer, the village is closely linked with the city. However, the city concentrates more complex energy-exploitative human activities such as industry, transport, but […]

SUMMARY With respect to historical foundation of the city and its natural conditions, the eastern area around the city appeared to be the most natural and respecting the agglomeration tendencies as well. This direction of the city development was realized already in the period after the city development got over the rampart. The development continued […]

SUMMARY For the urban planning research, one of the fundamental topics is the issue of corridors that is connecting transitions like streets, axes, boulevards, avenues, etc. It was these corridors that were paid special attention in the history of urban development. Streets, boulevards and avenues as core dynamic parts of urban territory represent the main […]

SUMMARY Current development of our society, mainly driven by forces of economic efficiency, materializes in the built urban environment in specific spatial phenomena that stand beyond the scope of traditionally perceived architecture. The impact of architecture on the formation of urban environment has been constantly declining, thus it further amplifies the adverse effects of this […]