II Technical-Scientific Conference


Toruñ, 4 – 6 October 2006

under the auspices of the Mayor of the City of Toruń

Historical green areas are an important factor, influencing the attractiveness, image, character and atmosphere of historical European towns, as well as the quality of living, well-being and health of the inhabitants. These towns, due to their character and many-years’ traditions, deserve proper embellish-ments. Not only the appearance of historical buildings and streets is important. It relates also the natural green areas and other objects that surround them. Thus the organizers of the next edition of the conference Urban Green Areas – The City’s Natural Richness decided to focus on important issues related to historical green areas of Polish and European towns.
The event will be of an international character, since representatives of European towns have been invited to take part in it.
We would like to enable all those interested to get acquainted with the latest studies and achievements in the filed of green developments, protection and care of historical green areas in European towns and EU regulations related to this issue. It will also be a great occasion to present one’s own achievements, experience, ideas and practical solutions, in the form of a paper, announcement, poster or company and product presentation.
We would like to invite representatives of science, state and local administration, landscape architects, designers and developers, members of scientific-technical societies and practitioners -contractors and design studios – in fact all interested in the issues of historical green area protection and development.



Subject area of the conference:

  • issues of natural-cultural heritage of town areas,
  • resources for green developments in European towns (inventories, design documentation of renovation and revaluation, practical protection and preservation),
  • legal status of garden monuments in EU states,
  • danger, protection, revaluation and contemporary usage of historical green areas  exchange of experience by field information on current problems of European towns,
  • role of historical green areas in the town structure (from urban, environmental and social perspective).

Conference program

4.10.2006 – Wednesday

9.00     Reception of the participants
10.00 -11.30     Opening session

  • Introduction of the organizers
  • Preservation and conservation of historic green areas through the ages, Marek Kosmala, Agriculture University Warsaw
  • Landmark garden structures in the vicinity of a city. The revalorization and adaption problems, Anna Majdecka-Strzeżek, Agriculture University Warsaw

12.00 – 13.00     Paper session

  • Compositional and functional role of the historic urban green areas, Mieczysław Kozaczko, Poznań Technical University
  • Protection and development of the historic green areas in the city of Guilin, Xiulong Zhaong, Guilin City Council
  • Historical urban greenery of Lodz. Tendencies in protective and creative activities, Barbara Wycichowska, Łódź Technical University
  • The Bartholomäus Cemetary of Göttingen. Preservation measures of a monument – protected green area, Michael Menzel, Göttingen City Council

13.20 – 15.00     Paper session

  • Greenery along the fortress of Toruń, Lech Narębski, Toruń Historical Architecture Conservator
  • Göttingen’s Ramparts A significant horticultural monument and the city’s oldest manmade green, Wolfgang Gieße, Göttingen City Council
  • The Flora of the Grodzisko Fortress Complex in Gdańsk, Małgorzata Milecka, Agnieszka Borkowska, The Lublin Catholic University of John Paul II
  • Historic urban green areas in Łuck – representant of Łuck City Council

16.00 – 17.30     Paper session

  • Company presentation: Boot & Hortorus, Marta Kawka
  • The system of greens in general plans of Poznań in the 19th century, Grażyna Kodym-Kozaczko, Poznań Technical University
  • Threatening for trees constructing historical greenery against changing habitat conditions caused by investments using the example of Wilanów Park, Dorota Kiełsznia, The Ecophysiography and Lanscape Architecture Lab Acer II
  • Historic green planted on the example of The City Park in “Bydgoskie” area in Toruń, Ewa Buze, Voivodeship (Provincial) Office of Historic Monuments Protection in Toruń
  • Greens management in Toruń’s historical areas, Elżbieta Adamiak, Szczepan Burak, Toruń City Council

17.30 – 18.00     Discussion
18.00 – 19.00     Dinner
20.30 – 22.15     A planetarium show, sight-seeing of Toruń at night

5.10.2006 – Thursday

Field session

8.15    Meeting at KOSMOS Orbis Hotel
9.00 – 14.00     Field session

  • Toruń historical green areas (City Park at Bydgoskie Przedmieście, green area of the fortress belt),
  • Green areas of Ciechocinek helath resort, Józef Kołowrocki, Ciechocinek Town Council

14.00 – 15.00     Lunch break
15.00 – 16.00     Paper session

  • Ciechocinek – historic objects of health resort green, Danuta Walczewska, The Voivodeship Architecture Preservation Office, Włocławek Division, Marek Rubnikowicz, The Cuiavia-Pomerania Voivodeship Architecture Conservator, Jacek Rulewicz, The National Architectural Research and Documentation Centre in Warsaw
  • Analysis greeness spa park in Polanica Zdrój, Anna Gierula, Agnieszka Dradrach, Agricultural University of Wrocław
  • Phytotherapy in the city gardens, Ksenia Gimińska, The Voivodeship Environmental and Water Economy Fund in Toruń

16.00 – 17.30     Discussion
19.00-…     Social meeting

6.10.2006 – Friday

9.00-10.20 Paper – announcement session

  • My Place: Historic European Parks and their Communities. Some results of the project part-funded by the European Heritage Laboratories strand of the Culture 2000 programme, Katarzyna Piotrowska-Nosek, The National Architectural Research and Documentation Centre in Warsaw
  • Zielona Góra: garden-city, Anna Jackiewicz, The Regional Architectural Research and Documentation Centre in Zielona Góra
  • Condition of habitats and the importance of monument trees in Bydgoszcz, Ewa Jendrzejczak, Anna Bączkowska, Dorota Chojnacka, Agricultural Academy in Bydgoszcz
  • The flora of cities parks in Świdnica, Magdalena Szymura, Agricultural Academy in Wrocław
  • Krakow city of gardens – history or hope, Zofia Malinowska, Agricultural Academy in Kraków
  • Green dilemmas of Krakowskie Przedmieście, Dorota Rudawa, RS Architektura Krajobrazu

10.45-11.45     Poster session

  • The legal protection of Szczecin vegetation cover, Stefan Friedrich, Agricultural Academy in Szczecin
  • Revitalizing of Spała Downtown, landscape architecture students, the Lublin Catholic University of John Paul II
  • Problems connected with the occurrence of the brown tail Euproctis chrysorrhoea (L.) in urban green areas of historical value, Ignacy Korczyński, Robert Kuźmiński, Andrzej Mazur, Agricultural Academy in Poznań

11.45-12.00     Coffee break
12.00-13.00     Discussion, closing of the conference

Honour patronage :

Wojewoda Marszałek

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