The Model of City Centre Development: Experievce and Tendencies


  • Jolita Sinkienė Kaunas University of Technology
  • Rūta Gendrėnaitė Kaunas University of Technology



city centre, city centre development, managmenet of city centre development


In the context of global inter-urban competition, attractiveness of a city for activity of individuals and organizations becomes one of the major preconditions for its success. City centre as a spece most intensively used by city members and guests has a particular importance: its functionality, attractiveness, specific atmosphere-magnetism and other characteristcs influence the decisions of people on where to live, work or recreate. Though during centuries city centres were concentrations of power and resources, in the last decades they lost their former role, functions and resources and often are described as places affected by severe, complex problems. City centres with their history, culture and human resources are important asset of the nation, which has to be cherished and developed. Authors of the paper refer to the findings of researchers representing different disciplines, which have analysed problems of the city centres. The paper discusses development processes characteristic to contemporary city centres and possibilities to manage the processes in the urban development policy context.







Practice of Public Policy and Administration