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Publication Date

2010

Abstract

The paper aims to explore the current setting and problems of greenway planning in Bratislava, capital of Slovakia and discusses the meanings of greenways in a modern urban landscape. Bratislava`s traditional landscape on the slopes of Small Carpathians and the banks of Danube witnesses a strong development pressure from nineties of last century till today, due to introduction of market economy and due to its new role as a capital since 1993. The green structures of vineyards, which played a substantial role in the image of the city and created a part of its cultural identity during centuries, disappear as they are located in the heart of the city and occupy the most valuable land for residential purposes, offering a beautiful view on the city. The green spaces along the Danube are threatened for the same reason; they occupy the embankment space - the most interesting space for development. Free open spaces within urban structure are filled by buildings. In this context rises the demand for a greener urban planning and for greenway planning, as defined by theoretical framework (Fábos.1995, Fábos, 2004).

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