The article discusses changes to planning and designing of urban landscape, in particular, green areas and public parks, seen as component of the composition of a city, public space as well as important element of urban landscape and spatial order. It also focuses on a function performed by a landscape architect in these investments. The article includes references to concepts and ideas born in the last fifty years, including Urban Ecology, New Urbanism, Green Urbanism, Landscape Urbanism and green infrastructure. Factors important for the composition, designing, perception of nature and areas shaped by the greenery were also analysed. These days, the concept of planning urban greenery system is construed as a combination of requirements resulting from planning-related issues and pursuit of improvement in terms of quality of place and life.