Urban Features in Rural Landscape: A Case Study of the Municipality of Skawina

Magdalena Wilkosz-Mamcarczyk , Barbara Olczak , Barbara Prus


Events associated with growing suburbanisation and transport infrastructure lead to changes in the use of rural land reaching further and further from the central city. The present research focuses on the impact of the location of the municipality of Skawina and the functioning of its rural areas in the impact zone of Kraków. The first step to determine the transformations in the municipality of Skawina caused by the growth of Kraków and its suburban zone was to investigate the internal conditions in the municipality, such as its spatial development or functional structure, and external conditions such as its demographic transformations. Next, the development of the settlement structure in recent years and land management changes were investigated. The paper focuses on the introduction of typical urban features and functions into rural areas to identify the transformations and their dynamics. The status of the space was diagnosed by interpreting the map documentation for the administrative boundaries of the municipality of Skawina, regarding the presentation of the spatial development in 2006 and in 2014 to 2016, by verifying the existing planning documentation, and by visiting the site. The conclusions can be the basis for guidelines to protect the traditional rural and cultural landscape near Kraków.
Author Magdalena Wilkosz-Mamcarczyk (FoEEaLS / DoSPaLA)
Magdalena Wilkosz-Mamcarczyk,,
- Department of Spatial Planning and Landscape Architecture
, Barbara Olczak (FoBaH / Department of Ornamental Plants and Garden Art)
Barbara Olczak,,
- Department of Ornamental Plants and Garden Art
, Barbara Prus (FoEEaLS / DoSPaLA)
Barbara Prus,,
- Department of Spatial Planning and Landscape Architecture
Journal seriesSustainability, ISSN 2071-1050, (N/A 70 pkt)
Issue year2020
Publication size in sheets1.2
Article number4638
Keywords in Englishsemiurbanisation; urbanisation; suburban development; suburban villages; traditional rural landscape
ASJC Classification3305 Geography, Planning and Development; 2105 Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment; 2308 Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
URL https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/12/11/4638/pdf
Languageen angielski
LicenseJournal (articles only); author's original; Uznanie Autorstwa (CC-BY); after publication
Urban Features in Rural Landscape: A Case Study of the Municipality of Skawina of 09-06-2020
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Score (nominal)70
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Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2016 = 0.911; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 2.592 (2) - 2018=2.801 (5)
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FinansowanieThis research was funded by the project ‘Cultural heritage of small homelands’ no. PPI/APM/2018/1/00010/U/001, financed by the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange as a part of the International Academic Partnerships, funded with a subsidy of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education for the University of Agriculture in Kraków for 2020; Civil engineering and transport 030008-D018/KGPiAK/2020 Environmental engineering, mining, and energy science 030008-D014/KGPiAK/2020
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