Aleksandra Lis

Aleksandra Lis
Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences · Institute of Landscape Architecture

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Understanding how the physical characteristics of city parks impact the perceptions of visitors is a factor that designers may well find useful. Many studies have been made on the influence of the quantity of vegetation in parks, and how natural it looks, on visitor preferences, but the mechanisms underlying this impact are still insufficiently und...
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Parks and heritage fortifications are important components of urban green spaces in many cities in terms of benefitting people and urban nature as well as preserving cultural heritage. Heritage fortifications, like parks, can offer various cultural ecosystem services. Therefore, recognising the preferences of their visitors is relevant from the per...
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Vegetation in historic fortification areas is sometimes perceived mainly through the prism of the threat it poses to the historic structures. However, its presence can be socially desirable. Therefore, a question arises regarding how to shape military heritage landscapes in order to ensure their legibility and the optimal degree of naturalness. Thi...
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Urban parks and forests are important for wellbeing, but feelings of unsafety limited their usage. Removal of vegetation from hotspots of fear is sometimes recommended as a means of boosting safety. However such actions should be approached with caution. One explanation, based on prospect-refuge theory, is that plants increase perceptions of danger...
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Urban parks and forests are important for wellbeing, but feelings of unsafety limited their usage. Removal of vegetation from hotspots of fear is sometimes recommended as a means of boosting safety. However such actions should be approached with caution. One explanation, based on prospect-refuge theory, is that plants increase perceptions of danger...
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Recreation in a public park is associated with contact with other people spending time in a park setting. The choices people make about visiting a park are not always associated with the need for contact. Sometimes privacy and/or safety is more important, and this is related to the presence of other people in the area and where these people are. We...
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The density of vegetation in parks and forests has a significant impact on user preferences. However, the results of research thus far have not provided a clear determination regarding the relationship between plant density and preference, or the causes. We assumed that the variables that would explain the impact of plant density on preferences are...
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The aim of this study was to determine the impact of safety-related environmental characteristics in a city park on users' preferences and whether this impact can be explained by perceived safety. The factors examined were physical and visual accessibility as well as the effectiveness of concealment created by plants in various spatial systems. We...
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There have been many studies on the impact of urban greenery on perceived danger and preferences, but not many have been conducted in non-English speaking countries. We carried out our research among female university students in Poland, Latvia and China (n = 243), using a photograph rating survey instrument, and presenting slides presenting park l...
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The study is an initial attempt to describe the mechanisms that shape human feelings towards hidden and difficult-to-access places in city parks. We studied these mechanisms by testing a 4-level model that we suggested. In the study, we used computer-modified photos of places in parks. We conducted an analysis of the correlation with Pearson’s r co...
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One of the valid aspect of space attractiveness in the city is safety. Currently, the enormous importance of the issues of crime prevention through environmental design is appreciated, but this factor is rarely taken into account when selecting plants for green areas. There are no methods and tools to facilitate selection of plants in this aspect....
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Wrocław is called the city of a hundred bridges – located on the Odra River and its four tributaries – it is one of the most populated and largest cities in Poland. The article focuses on the green areas located by the waters, which are frequently places of daily recreation for its residents. Like any area of this type these sites also possess spat...
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The authors present an ongoing research project that evaluates potential opportunities for promoting social inclusion in various public places. The study initially focuses on public places in Wrocław along the river. The study includes a description of methods and techniques and the usefulness of applying these methods to the development of a strat...
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Currently farms are developing their agritourism offer. One of the directions of development is on-site education, allowing members of the general public to view or enjoy rural activities not just for recreational, or entertainment, but for educational purposes. It is therefore necessary to adapt farm space for specific users, who are mostly childr...
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In this article the author presents the results of research on the impact of open spaces in Polish neighborhoods from the 70s and 80s and the territorial relations within those spaces. The aim was to study the behavior and conduct interviews with residents of selected neighborhoods of Wroclaw from this period. The units of analysis were open spaces...
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The paper focuses on defining which types of space for play can nowadays be attractive for adults. To recognize the features of play preferred by adults in contacts with kids the exploratory research survey was conducted. The possibility of space use for play was analyzed as the localization for multifunctional forms dedicated for play for people i...
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The varied topography of the land in urban parks is one of the most cherished values of these areas, therefore, undertaken research on the sense of security in the parks in areas with diverse topography. In this paper the authors present and compare this factor in the context of its correlation with the safety on the example of two city parks – abo...
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Public places in cities are spatial areas in which social interaction occurs. In these places, can or should there be privacy? A scientific approach has been applied to identify and evaluate different kinds of privacy in public places. After a review of the literature and conducted field work, spatial factors have been defined that describe and pre...
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The authors are conducting research on the problem of security in the Jan III Sobieski Park in Walbrzych, funded by the National Science Centre. In this article we present the methodology of the research justifying the choice of spatial risk indicators and a description of how their research quantitative and qualitative methods. e summary indicate...
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Autorki podejmują zagadnienie edukacyjnej roli gospodarstw agroturystycznych. Analizują problem odwołując się do współczesnych potrzeb, tendencji i koncepcji (zrównoważonego rozwoju, kształcenia ustawicznego) i umiejscawiając na ich tle ideę zagrody edukacyjnej. Określają podstawowe kierunki prawidłowych działań na rzecz edukacji w zagrodzie wiejsk...
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The authors present, in light of contemporary research, the impact of social control (informal control) on security in residential neighborhoods in cities by analyzing and comparing the basis and the impact on neighborhoods in Western countries and China taking into account current developments and trends.
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Increasing interest of rural areas enforces the location of the farm tourism in the attractive tourist regions. Agroturism farms, had ceased to serve only with the function recreation and accommodation, and trying to expand offer for new functions - educational, medical, ethnographic, historical, etc.. Adapting agroturism farm and its space for the...
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The aim of the study was to analyse and then structure the proceeding ways and patterns of spatial-formal solutions of the rehabilitation park designed in the conditions of cost reduction of its implementation and, consequently, to verify the hypothesis that assumes that the cost reduction does not reduce the project structures, but their modificat...
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The idea of opportunity of knowledge acquisition at several different academic centers has led to the concept of a European Higher Education Area (EOSW), where will oblige the common principles of organization of higher education. Assuming that this idea is feasible when there are tools for comparing the qualifications obtained in different areas a...
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This paper describes the analysis and structuring of ways of proceeding and patterns of spatial-formal solutions of the rehabilitation park designed in terms to minimize its cost. Research groups were students of landscape architecture (University of Environmental and Life Sciences in Wrocław) and Physiotherapy (College of Physical Education in Wro...
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One of the most important consequences of the design relating to human behavior is to facilitate or to discourage contacts between people. The method of shaping of the physical space can affect the way of the social space use. The concept of an interactional space corresponds to a holistic approach of place in which a set of spatial-physical attrib...
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In the contemporary world of intense, fast and unhealthy lifestyle, a need for recreation is increasing; it is supposed to smooth out the physical passivity of everyday life. The appearance of an open water source is one of the basic components deciding on attractiveness of a recreational-holiday area. Wrocław is a city strongly shaped by its big r...
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The article presents the method used in the research program conducted in 2006-2009, which issue was related to the functioning and evolution of the open spaces in the residence environment having the characteristics of the social space. There has been studied the relationships between man and the environment of residence, referring to the impact o...
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The results of research on establishing and greenery development in the area of Wrocław garden estate – Sępolno which were run in 1993-2004. The housing estate established in 1919-1935 constitutes a remarkable achievement of composition in the interwar period. The housing estate was built on a collective basis which is why its development is a typi...
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The article presents the problem considering the renewal of palacepark sets in Lower Silesia. Programs and Polish and European strategies which aim among others at improving the state of relics of the past, enlargement of national supply of cultural heritage, complex revalorization of relics and their adaptation for different uses, other than cultu...

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