An integrated approach to river valley revitalisation

Maria Nawieśniak , Magdalena Wilkosz-Mamcarczyk , Józef Hernik , Julia Gorzelany , Magdalena Gorzelany-Dziadkowiec


Rivers have always been a unique space in urban landscapes. Regrettably, the river-town relationship was disturbed in the 19th and at the beginning of the 20th century as industrial plants and districts were established at banks, which changed the urban structure. This resulted in degradation of riverscapes among other things. Today, attempts are made to revitalise the areas and use them for ecological, recreational, and other purposes. The paper presents an integrated approach to river valley revitalisation – demonstrated on the Skawinka river, flowing through Skawina, an industrial town in Poland. An integrated approach could indicate local development possibilities of river valley and thereby strengthen the competitiveness of the area. The study employed the Landscape and Hydromorphological Assessment of River Valleys Method, focusing on hydromorphological, landscape, and integrated factors. Proposing an integrated approach to the Skawinka river valley revitalisation presents a procedure that indicates possibilities for local development and thereby strengthening the competitiveness of this region. The guidelines for the revitalisation project for this river indicate that if the river was made generally accessible, it may become an important location for social and economic life. At the same time it might have a recreational and educational function.
Author Maria Nawieśniak (FoEEaLS / DoSPaLA)
Maria Nawieśniak,,
- Department of Spatial Planning and Landscape Architecture
, Magdalena Wilkosz-Mamcarczyk (FoEEaLS / DoSPaLA)
Magdalena Wilkosz-Mamcarczyk,,
- Department of Spatial Planning and Landscape Architecture
, Józef Hernik (FoEEaLS / DoSPaLA)
Józef Hernik,,
- Department of Spatial Planning and Landscape Architecture
, Julia Gorzelany (FoEEaLS / DoSPaLA)
Julia Gorzelany,,
- Department of Spatial Planning and Landscape Architecture
, Magdalena Gorzelany-Dziadkowiec - [Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny w Krakowie]
Magdalena Gorzelany-Dziadkowiec,,
- Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny w Krakowie
Journal seriesJournal of Environmental Engineering and Landscape Management, ISSN 1648-6897, e-ISSN 1822-4199, (N/A 40 pkt)
Issue year2019
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in English revitalisation, integrated method, landscape management, hydromorphology, river valley, Poland
ASJC Classification2305 Environmental Engineering; 2308 Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law; 2309 Nature and Landscape Conservation
Internal identifierWIŚIG/2019/26
Languageen angielski
LicenseJournal (articles only); author's original; Uznanie Autorstwa (CC-BY); after publication
An integrated approach to river valley revitalisation of 17-04-2019
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An integrated approach to river valley revitalisation
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Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 0.844; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 2.233 (2) - 2018=1.503 (5)
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FinansowanieThis Research was financed by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Poland, projects No. DS 3371/KGPiAK/2018 and project "Cultural heritage of small homelands" under the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange
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