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The Hidden Face of Urbanity - Morphological Differentiation of Degraded and Restituted Towns in Poland in the Context of the Efficacy of the National Administrative System


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Title: The Hidden Face of Urbanity - Morphological Differentiation of Degraded and Restituted Towns in Poland in the Context of the Efficacy of the National Administrative System
Authors: Dymitrow, Mirek
Issue Date: 4-Oct-2012
Degree: Student essay
Series/Report no.: Masteruppsats i geografi med kulturgeografisk inriktning
2012:7
Keywords: urbanity
urban morphology
rural-urban
degraded town
town privileges
civic rights
restitution
urbanization
revitalization
Poland
Congress Poland
1869-70 administrative reform
Abstract: This master’s thesis deals with the concept of urbanity in Poland, where it coincides with a judicial, administrative understanding of urbanity. A specific of the Polish administrative system is that it utilizes town privileges – a mediaeval remnant – to symbolically define formally urban areas. Such a practice inadvertently creates confusion in terms of what urbanity exactly means. Town privileges are widely associated with historical events, such as the 1869-70 administrative reform enforced b... more
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/30547
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