Revitalization of the Historic Urban Space in Cracow’s Casimir

By Tomasz Eugeniusz Malec and Anna Bocian.

Published by Spaces and Flows: An International Journal of Urban and ExtraUrban Studies

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Drawn from a dozen years of revitalization of Casimir (Pol. Kazimierz), the old Jewish district of Cracow requires changes in the way the planning policy of the historical urban space is approached. While previous key assumptions of revitalization in Poland were based only on one land development plan, increasing the flexibility of the actual planning theory is currently necessary. For this reason, it is important to develop new system solutions that are adapted to the changing conditions. These solutions should take into account the changeability of the city space. On the other hand, due to increasing requirements of the present inhabitants, it becomes extremely vital to take into account their quickly evolving needs during the process of revitalization. At the same time, the cultural influences on spatial organization, such as the aesthetics of the buildings, markets, streets, and nature, become increasingly important. The city as a body is still alive and changeable, and the solution to the problem of Casimir’s revitalization is determined by these factors and the complex relations between them.

Keywords: Revitalization, Urban Space, Jewish Town, Planning Team

Spaces and Flows: An International Journal of Urban and ExtraUrban Studies, Volume 6, Issue 3, September 2015, pp.15-22. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published Online: August 13, 2015 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 609.244KB)).

Dr. Tomasz Eugeniusz Malec

Assistant Professor, School of Architecture, Istanbul Kemerburgaz University, Istanbul, Turkey

Anna Bocian

Ph.D Student, Faculty of Architecture, Wroclaw University of Technology, Wrocław, Poland