A decrease in the “attractiveness” of urban space in nedium size towns – selected spatial and social aspects
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The crisis of urban space in medium towns, noticeable in the form of uninhabited apartments and business premises in many tenements, means the necessity to search for new spatial solutions which will be adequate to the contemporary reality of social life. Unfortunately, we cannot do much to stop natural expansion in towns and cities. Contemporary medium towns are losing their “attractiveness” because they are devoid of diversity and richness related to urban structures as well as the variety of social life. The unattractiveness of urban areas causes the unwillingness to live there. The flow of people from the cities to the suburbs leads to a number of unfavourable phenomena observed in the city and outside it. Lifestyles created in such a way become pathogenic creating sick personality reflected in man’s space. We must emphasize the fact that traditional spatial values are not protected in many cases, whereas their condition requiring considerable financial resources does not interest developers who seek for pickings.
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