publication . Article . 2017

Subjective identity of Kaunas Cityscape: Research Results and Their Relation with Objective Indicators of Urban Structure

Ribelytė-Knistautienė, Rūta; Kamičaitytė-Virbašienė, Jūratė;
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  • Published: 21 Dec 2017 Journal: Journal of Sustainable Architecture and Civil Engineering, volume 17 (issn: 2029-9990, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Publishing House Technologija
Abstract
Kaunas city identity formants were recently identified preparing Kaunas City Master Plan in 2013. They are divided into four groups: natural, functional, iconic, and conventional symbols. Designation of symbols depicting urban identity is inseparable from the city's history, its culture, and urban development. Due to associativity characteristic to human thinking, history of the specific locality is understood through its inherent natural environment, objects created by human, and culture or its living traditions. Therefore, designating the objects forming city identity - symbols there were evaluated the following key aspects: natural conditions and historical-c...
Subjects
free text keywords: cityscape identity, urban structure., Urban design, Sense of place, Urban structure, Mental mapping, Civil engineering, Urban planning, Sociology, Old town, Cityscape, Place identity, Aesthetics
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