Aestheticization of Public Greenery as an Element of Socialisation of Urban Planning Process. Case Study of Old River Bank in the City of Poznan in Poland.
This article discusses the issue of aestheticization, understood as a process of increasing quality and functional and spatial attractiveness of public greenery within the framework of socialisation of a spatial planning process. The most important issue is to define the role of a community in the conversion of degraded or insufficiently defined green areas into the systems of green infrastructure with optimised spatial offer generating possibly the highest level of social satisfaction. Another aspect considered herein is the perception of urban landscape through the interdependency and co-existence of anthropogenic and natural factors as well as through spatial and social values and meaning. This article presents the author’s placemaking experience using the example of the area of the Varta’s Old River Bed in the centre of city of Poznan in Poland.