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5th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
CONTEMPORARY ACHIEVEMENTS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING 2017 , 2017.y., pp. 783-791


VALORISATION OF THE URBAN BLOCKS' INTERIOR SPACES AS SITES FOR SOCIAL ACTIVITIES IN THE 'OLD TOWN' OF NOVI SAD
 
DOI: 10.14415/konferencijaGFS2017.083
UDC: 711.63(497.113Novi Sad)
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Author : Škorić, Stefan; Krklješ, Milena; Milinković, Aleksandra; Brkljač, Dijana
 
 Summary:
 The urban structure of Novi Sad is intertwined with public spaces of streets and squares, as well as with a multitude of micro-ambient entities formed in the interior of urban blocks. The historical development of the city has caused different morphological genesis of its urban blocks, which resulted in the creation of variations in their shape and function, as well as in the different possibilities for usage of open public spaces in their interior as places of socialization. The case study includes evaluation of the interior spaces of five residential urban blocks in the central city core of Novi Sad. Analysed blocks of 'Old Town', one of the oldest parts of Novi Sad, are blocks with closed structure, uniform number of floors, dominant feature of multifamily housing, and among only the few city blocks that reach out the Danube River. The paper analyses different qualitative parameters which make this open spaces suitable for the social life of the inhabitants of blocks, and which are creating the conditions for a wide range of activities for other citizens of Novi Sad. The study of morphological and functional characteristics of urban blocks' interior public spaces indicates the relationship between the analysed parameters and the constancy of different user groups and public activities that take place on them. The aim of the study is to point out shortcomings and problems of evaluated public space through critical valorisation, in order to take advantage of observed potentials for future transformations of the interior spaces of urban blocks in the central zone of the city.
 
 Keywords:
 public space, urban block, socialization, Novi Sad