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Urban Space Recovering

Mateusz Rytlewski


date June 29, 2022 | 13:30 - 15:00
Multifunction Hall Room 12
Young Climate Council
Integrated Governance in Spatial Planning for a More Just, Green, and Healthy Urban Future
NE 112


While cities were growing up, they left large areas of oblivion - devoid of a plan for social and infrastructural integration and, in general, without a plan for themselves. Hens, there were created areas of high-density housing, which the only one function is to provide accommodation. The process of suburbanization transferred even this function to the periphery of cities, leaving many hollowed areas. This is where the urban recovering process comes to our rescue - a kind of spatial recycling, thanks to which we can stop the human transformation of subsequent natural areas and we have a chance to start anew where neglect has been made. This process has many stages, including recreating and creating biologically active surfaces, creating a more effective public transport network, making the visuals of space more attractive, building small centers (so that all basic needs can be dealt with locally and on foot), improving the quality of space (through the use of better and more durable materials) and social space by improving the quality of services (by supporting local businesses) and supporting social integration (planning must take into account the needs of seniors, children, working people). This is also how we need to focus on the necessity of comprehensive and sustainable space planning, in which are participating people of different specialties.


We have the possibility of project a new phase of sustainable development is an internally oriented phase of development. We can project a way of reclamation cities for nature and the people (which is very important in times of climate crisis.) We could share the know-how of the space recovering process. We can compare ideas of researchers, municipal authorities, and developers We can who and where can help we can find potential obstacles for this process

Session speakers

Ms. Krystyna Solarek
Warsaw University of Technology
Mr. Piotr Górka
Związek Miast Polskich
Ms. Agata Warchalska-Troll
Instytut Rozwoju Miast i Regionów
Ms. Daniel Wąsik
Ministry of Development Funds and Regional Policy