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Znaczenie „małych miast” w kontekście rozwoju struktur ponadlokalnych na przykładzie Aglomeracji Górnośląskiej

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The importance of ‘small cities’ in the context of supralocal structures development. The example of the upper Silesian Metropolitan area
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Nowadays, the impact of large cities and their domination in every aspect – geographic, economic or social – seems to overwhelm the smaller cities, especially in highly urbanized structures, such as the Upper Silesian metropolitan area. Although small cities are the minority in this case, analysis of spatial structures of the districts found in this area reveals that, although formally not being small cities, they can be included in this category because they actually function like small cities. They are often interesting places, the mainstay of the local culture, which managed to survive in the era of globalization, but usually they become an ‘element’ connecting or separating the highly urbanized centers. The aim of this study is to identify possible paths of development of these small ‘cities’ so that they will not lose their identity, but will adjust to the needs of the present. This requires coherent action and thinking about these places in a broader context than just administrative boundaries. When considered as the sum, these small ‘cities’ multiply their potential, which turns out to largely co-create the landscape. Creating functional areas based on landscape values as a specific criterion of delimitation would enhance the role of these small ‘cities’ and guide their development. It can be concluded that it is the industrial landscape which is an integrating factor in the case of Upper Silesian metropolitan area. Based on the connections and relations between natural areas and industrial areas, a functional area can be created, which would improve the prospects of small Silesian ‘cities’ as well impact on the entire structure and the neighboring larger urban areas.
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Przedmiotem prezentowanych badań są związki krajobrazowe obszarów przyrodniczych i poprzemysłowych, przyjęte jako kryterium delimitacji struktury organizacyjno-przestrzennej o cechach obszaru funkcjonalnego. Charakterystyczna struktura przestrzenna rozproszonych dzielnic aglomeracji górnośląskiej, przyrównanych do „małych miast”, jest wyrazem przestrzennym tych związków. Celem badań jest wskazanie możliwości ochrony wartości przyrodniczych i kulturowych wskazanych obszarów, a także rozwój ośrodków lokalnych, w odniesieniu do tematu zintegrowanego podejścia terytorialnego.
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17
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67-83
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2017-05-08
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bwmeta1.element.ojs-doi-10_18778_1733-3180_17_04
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