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CONTINUITY OF PEDESTRIAN PUBLIC SPACE IN 19TH CENTURY WAREHOUSES - REVITALIZATION OF PEARL DISTRICT IN PORTLAND (OREGON), USA, IN THE CONTEXT OF GDAŃSK.

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1 CONTINUITY OF PEDESTRIAN PUBLIC SPACE IN 19TH CENTURY WAREHOUSES - REVITALIZATION OF PEARL DISTRICT IN PORTLAND (OREGON), USA, IN THE CONTEXT OF GDAŃSK AN GDYNIA CHALLENGES Paulina Gołębiowska Msc Eng., PhD Student GDAŃSK UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, POLAND International Workshop CITY OF TOMORROW AND CULTURAL HERITAGE – POMERANIA OUTLOOK December , 2005 Gdańsk, Poland

2 Source: Gdynia City Hall publications Emergent challenge to respond Portland (Or), USA, Pearl District Gdynia, Poland Downtown Development Zone

3 Revitalization - „structural changes that rely on improving activities and attractiveness of the space” (Zuziak, 1998)

4 to put life into space

5 Revitalization - „structural changes that rely on improving activities and attractiveness of the space” (Zuziak, 1998) to improve public spaces („water tickle scenario”) to put life into space

6 Public space is „expected to promote social cohesion and cultural richness” (Madanipour, 2003) „life takes place on foot” (Gehl, 2001)

7 to “establish framework for improvements that will enhance the pedestrian environment and increase opportunities to choose walking as a mode of transportation” walking as a transportation mode

8 photo: Paulina Gołębiowska

9 creating pedestrian friendly environment continuous network with plazas, parks, pedestrian connections between appartment buildings, through block connections and various continuities within buildings (the former warehouses) /

10 photo: Paulina Gołębiowska Community life in Jamison Square

11 photo: Paulina Gołębiowska Ecotrust’s building built in 1895 of the brick and timber, served as a warehouse in 1998 purchased by the Ecotrust – a non-profit organization working to create a sustinable „conservation economy” on the Pacific Northwest the renovation has respected original structure but also incorporates environmentaly innovative materials and techniques (98 percent of waste was recycled, it features „ecoroof” – that together with street lawn absorbs rainwater and filter it, so it flows clean to the Willamette River).

12 „A place where the city’s vitality and environmental sensibilities meet” Jean Vollum – patron of the organization photo: Paulina Gołębiowska

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14 Stimulating activities

15 THANK YOU


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