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RECREATIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF OLD LANDFILL: THE CASE STUDY OF GÓRKA ROGOWSKA LANDFILL IN ŁÓDŹ CITY, POLAND

  • Andrzej Długoński - Faculty of Biology and Environmental Sciences, Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw, Poland

DOI 10.31025/2611-4135/2018.13653

Released under CC BY-NC-ND

Copyright: © 2018 Cisa Publisher

Editorial History

  • Received: 01 Feb 2018
  • Revised: 20 Apr 2018
  • Accepted: 20 Jun 2018
  • Available online: 30 Jun 2018

Abstract

In recent years in Europe and the United States, there has been a noticeable increase in urban green areas, some of which are built on post-industrial areas, particularly those affected by unemployment and requiring broad structural change (Pancewicz, 2011). Decisions on the location of parks in degraded areas are mainly due to the lack of free space in the city (esp. in downtown zone). Therefore, they are beginning to be designed in suburban areas, often within larger complexes like forests, to protect open areas in suburbs of cities. These open areas are subjected to various activities (renovation, revitalization, reclamation, etc.), with the purpose of assigning them new functions in terms of development. Nowadays they are seen as an barren reserves that can contribute to improving the quality of life in the city and enhancing the attractiveness of urban areas and neighboring areas through the implementation of new investments. Among the degraded areas are landfill sites, which, due to the urban sprowl, are entering into conflict with neighboring areas (housing estate areas, open spaces like forests and arable areas), making it difficult for the environment and its inhabitants. One of the examples of such sites is Górka Rogowska in Łódź (Poland), the subject of presented case study. Unfortunately, because of many wrong attempt decisions this area has not been properly reclaimed and developed, and currently is still a social and environmental problem and a threat to the safety of residents. However, the above-mentioned landfill site has a valuable natural potential, which due to its convenient location can be used for tourism, recreation and therapeutic purposes. Thus, the proposed lanscape development can be a challenge to improve the condition of urban environment.

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