Attempts and Methods for Revitalizing the Centers of Small Localities. Selected Examples
Keywords:cultural heritage, rural landscape, revitalization of the village, local tradition
AbstractIn Poland the issue of revitalizing areas in small localities is becoming more and more popular. Recent research along with established methods based on traditions of a given place will be described taking into account the ecological aspects. Such actions are of crucial importance as they deal with shaping the landscapes which are linked with the local heritage and at the same time they improve the quality of the inhabitants’ lives. The aim of revitalization is to create harmony in the area so that the place identity is preserved or restored. Theory confronted with practical application does often pose difficulties. Bearing this in mind, the examples suggesting a possible solution as well as development and improvement of public space will be presented.