The text published in Gazeta Wyborcza concerning the assumptions of ‘Gehl’ thinking for Lublin, Lublin’s traditions of a ‘city for people’ in the works of Romuald Dylewski*, who created the first post war city plan of Lublin and initiated the Forum for Culture of Space. We are very proud that after 9 years from this event we are able to support his efforts for improving space in Lublin with the ideas of Jan Gehl.
*Romuald Dylewski – distinguished urban planner from Lublin, successful both in practise and theory. Long term manager of the Lublin Department of the Institute of Spatial Planning and Public Utilities in Warsaw, vice-president of the Urban and Architectural Commision of Lubelskie Voivodship, member of the National Council for Spatial Planning in the Governmental Center for Strategic Studies. Lecturer at various polish and foreign universities. Lead designer of the first post-war Plan of the Lublin City (awarded with first national prize), as well as Plan of Development of the city and agglomeration of Baghdad, also city plans for Syria and Libya. Author of various works, scientific and general, concerning city and regional planning. .
It’s amazing, but in Lublin there are twice more cars per capita than in Berlin. And of course everyone considers the possibility of parking in the city center as their sacred right. But the city is not made of rubber. Do we really have to follow the same blind path, from which the Western countries withdraw after half a centaury?
The first mention of the relationship between Jan Gehl and Lublin in the press announcement of the architectural workshops in 2008, aimed to bring ideas for the arrangement of Litewski Square: ‘The date of the workshops depended on the possibility of his arrival’.Więcej