The 20th of September 2014 – Pedestrian Lublin happening that replicated the event ‘A scream for benches’ as part of ‘Ephemeral actions’ by the students of the Catholic University of Lublin this spring. We scream-out for benches, as there are still not enough of them in Lublin!
Pedestrian Lublin comments: during the Jagiellonian Fair festival the benches that were placed on the sunny side of the promenade on Krakowskie Przedmieście Street have ‘wandered’ to other spots, including the front of Krakowska Gate, a popular meeting place. When will benches appear in every place that needs them and will there be enough of them? Więcej
Pedestrian Lublin comments the questionable esthetic result of the renovation of Narutowicza Street. Więcej
1st of Agust 2014. According to the plans of Lublin Housing Cooperative (LSM) of building parking lots on Wallendroda Street, Council for Culture of Space sent a letter to LSM and other large estates’ offices in Lublin with an idea of mounting resistance thresholds to prevent cars from parking on sidewalks. Więcej
Two media information contained in this post are about actions not directly related to the Year of Jan Gehl, but both of them include the phrase ‘a city for people’, used as an evaluating category. These are signs that the idea of ‘a city for people’ has a change of an independent life in people’s imagination. Więcej
The event organized by Pedestrian Lublin on the 10th of June 2014 met with a kind response of local media. Both newspapers Dziennik Wschodni and Kurier Lubelski published the information about the event on their front pages, with extensive overviews. Selected links:
The online edition of ‘Kurier Lubelski’:
‘Public Transport’ portal:
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. .
11th of June 2014 – integration and developement workshop for the emerging Pedestrian Lublin movement, in the Dom Słów, Krakowskie Przedmieście 17 Street. Więcej