The expression of recreational functions in spatial structure of Vilnius city

Inga Urbonaitė

Doctoral dissertation

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The dissertation explores the peculiarities of interaction between expression of urban recreational functions and urban spatial structure, analyses influencing factors and appearing problems. Urban recreational functions play important role in urban structure as they are some of key factors of a liveable and sustainable city. The investigated problem is revealed and analysed by a complex of research methods, which consists of the empirical, field, experimental, statistic analysis and survey research methods.

The aim of the dissertation is to evaluate existing and identify potential ways of expression of recreational functions in Vilnius spatial structure, identify factors influencing them.

The dissertation consists of introduction, 3 chapters, conclusions, references, list of author’s publications on the subject, annexes. The introduction reveals the investigated problem, importance of the thesis and the object of research and describes the aim and tasks of the work, research methodology, scientific novelty and defended statements.

Chapter 1 is the theoretical part of the dissertation and discusses a broad conception of the urban recreation system. It discusses the forms and structure of urban recreation, historical change of recreational needs according to cultural backgrounds. It also analysis the typology, planning experience and aertistic design techniques of urban recreational functions. It analysis factors which influence the possibilities of daily recreational needs of residents in the city.

Chapter 2 presents the results of dissertation research which reveal the features of spatial interaction between urban recreational functions and urban patterns in Vilnius city. It‘s recreational potence and recreational needs are analysed, taking into account the objective and subjective research factors. Principles of correlation between urban recreational functions and the needs of territorial communities are explored.

Chapter 3 focuses on the principles of developing sustainable urban recreation system. The proposed conceptual models of recreational functions are based on determined peculiarities of their expression. The chapter presents interpretation of the research results and gives principles, perspectives and recomendations for the formation of Vilnius or similar citys‘ recreational system.

4 articles focusing on the subject of the dissertation are published in peer-reviewed academic journals. 5 presentations on the subject have been given in conferences at national and international level.

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