SUMMARY The newly established social, economic and political conditions of life of a society at the end of the 20th century caused striking changes in structure of retail facilities. The positive effect of this process can be seen in wide selection and accessibility of the range of products, the quality of service and in the […]

SUMMARY Landscape can be understood as a dynamic system with its own structure and distinct essence. The British historian F. W. Maitland compared it to magic vellum – first covered with writing, after some time erased, and substituted by new writing. These preserved imprints in the landscape represent its memory. They are formed by elements in which […]

Democracy and public spaces

Ján Legény, Robert Špaček

SUMMARY The emergence of democracy and of the first public space – Agora dates back to the ancient Greece. Urban environment is an essential attribute of development of cultures and civilizations. It concentrates the nature of environment, history, people’s mentality and affects the way and quality of life of inhabitants. Public spaces have played and […]