Ideal future city in relation to urban tendencies in Poland

Zbigniew Władysław Paszkowski


The expression “future city” is used to be understand semantically as “ideal city”. The tendencies dominating recently in urbanization of Polish cities, like: urban sprawl, deindustrialization of the country, spatial chaos in urbanized areas and the symptoms of city shrinking, awoke serious concerns about the future of Polish cities, what makes thinking about the future city as the ideal one more difficult. It seems of great importance to undertake strategies of recovery and rescue of the contemporary cities already today, in order to make them ideal for the future.

Słowa kluczowe: urbanization, ideal city, shrinking city, city policy, future city, urban planning