Adaptive urban transformation: cities in changing health and wellbeing conditions

Elżbieta Ryńska , Krystyna Solarek


Current spontaneous development is particulary characteristic to the urban areas of the Southern, Estern and Central parts of Europe where urban structure has historically been very compact, but in the past few decades have started to grow rapidly outward. Therefore, it is apparent that new policies and tools are necessary to control urban transformations. this paper is dedicated to research based on the modern approach to the application of an urban idea introduced first in Warsaw's development plans in the beginning of the 20th Century. Research is presented on the canvas of a concept dedicatedto the improvement and redefinition of cities that have appeared for the past hundred years and today are undergoing transformation. This study briefs on chosen development plans of Warsaw. Research is based on the first modern plans of Warsaw, presented in the beginning of the 20th Century. These ideas were unified with the aim to propose a model urban development of Warsaw, which would allow achievement of a possible best air parameters within city limits achieved through a connection with surrounding urban region. Described concept of a city air exchange system, forgotten for many years, now due to high air pollution within urbanized areas, has appeared again as a more modern approach and is presently beginning to be used as one of the city management tools. The result of this study is to propose a new approach to the spatial structure transformation of Warsaw, based on the historically established ideas but better suited to the current condiotions, and in the same time guaranteeing the proper flow and circulation of air in the city.
Author Elżbieta Ryńska (FA / DCEIIE)
Elżbieta Ryńska,,
- Department of Civil Engineering, Infrastructure Investment and Economics
, Krystyna Solarek (FA / CUDPP)
Krystyna Solarek,,
- Chair of Urban Design and Physical Planning
Journal seriesWIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment, ISSN 1743-3541, (0 pkt)
Issue year2019
Vol217, 2018
Publication size in sheets0.5
Conference10th International Conference on Sustainable Development and Planning, 04-09-2018 - 06-09-2018, Siena, Włochy
Keywords in Englishurban trasformation, spatial structure, adaptation to climate change, Warsaw, development plan, air circulation
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)5
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ScoreMinisterial score = 5.0, 20-10-2019, ArticleFromConference
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