11th of March 2014 – the second meeting concerning the Year of Jan Gehl, involving the representatives of the Council for Culture of Space and the Mayor of Lublin Krzysztof Żuk.
The Council was represented by Jan Kamiński and Marcin Skrzypek, who prepared a presentation that had been displayed with a projector. The meeting lasted for 1.5 hours. From a brief report sent to the Forum For Culture of Space:
We have talked about the general problem of lack of thought about man in various investments. This shortage requires changing the system. The Mayor believes, as we do, that investments that take into account the quality of public space should be supported. As an offer we proposed a course of four mutual visits – two in Copenhagen, two in Lublin, in order to exchange experiences and develop goals that could be addressed in Lublin. Simultaneously, the Mayor asked as to point out places in Lublin that could be used for an attempt in implementing a human-oriented design. He also introduced us to the project ‘Our backyards and squares’ realised by the City Office and the Faculty of Architecture from Lublin University of Technology. We have appointed another meeting, where we will present the proposal for the pilot sites.