Urbanity of a city – the dream of the past
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In this article the Author makes an attempt at characterizing the notion of urbanity of a city and its significance for maintaining, revitalizing and shaping – today and in the future – of an urban spatial structure. He states that the characteristic feature of a developed area exhibiting an urban character is the occurrence of public spaces – places favouring public (social) use, offering an attractive functional programme, attracting users. Places which stand out in the area of the city thanks to the characteristic properties of their forms, creating easily identifiable sequences of spaces in the city, exhibiting a desirable human scale of development and urban interiors formed by it. Places exhibiting distinct identity features, thanks to maintaining, adopting or creating contemporary interpretation of the tradition of the place and the historic heritage of the material culture. Places which stand out with their attractive, diversified forms of architecture, the richness of shapes, details, colours, picturesqueness of the atmosphere created by them.
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