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Received: 2021-08-18  |  Accepted: 2021-10-15  |  Published: 2021-12-30

Title

Revitalisation as a tool for the development of slow city (Cittaslow)


Abstract

Cities and regions are struggling with social, economic, ecological, and spatial problems, which often accumulate in the historical centers, industrial areas, and degraded residential housing estates. A possible solution is to implement revitalisation measures as an instrument to activate the socio-economic functions of degraded (crisis-stricken) areas. The aim of this article is to discuss the specific character of revitalisation processes in cities which are members of the Polish National Cittaslow Network, and to determine the role of revitalisation in the development of Polish slow cities as well as the extent to which this tool is used in the local and regional development policy within the Polish National Cittaslow Network. The results of the author’s own study (a survey questionnaire addressed to mayors of Cittaslow cities in 2020) were presented against the background of the data on revitalisation measures taken by municipal governments, which were collected and reported by Statistics Poland. Beside individual revitalisation programs in Cittaslow member cities, there is an ongoing supralocal revitalisation program. This is an innovative approach to planning revitalisation efforts pursued simultaneously in several cities in one region. Moreover, the revitalisation measures and activation of crisis-stricken areas are pointed to as one of the major effects achieved owing to the membership in the Cittaslow network. This implicates that competition among cities in one region can evolve towards effective coopetition of cities. This transformation is important for building the resilience of slow cities, which play an increasingly growing role in the sustainable development of regions.


Keywords

revitalisation, city development, sustainable development, network of cities, Cittaslow, slow city


JEL classifications

O21 , Q01 , R51 , R58


URI

http://jssidoi.org/jesi/article/907


DOI


Pages

169-185


This is an open access issue and all published articles are licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Authors

Farelnik, Eliza
University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Olsztyn, Poland http://www.uwm.edu.pl
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Journal title

Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Issues

Volume

9


Number

2


Issue date

December 2021


Issue DOI


ISSN

ISSN 2345-0282 (online)


Publisher

VšĮ Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Center, Vilnius, Lithuania

Cited

Google Scholar

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