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Polish Kaleidoscope ‘different aspects of modern Polish culture’

Architecture and Town Planning: New Developments in the World Heritage Cities of Edinburgh and Kraków

The Polish Cultural Festival Association, Edinburgh World Heritage, the Kraków City Council and the City of Edinburgh Council in partnership with the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland and the University of Edinburgh Department of Architecture inviting you to

Public Lecture


Architecture and Town Planning: New developments in the World Heritage Cities of Edinburgh and Kraków.

The Architecture of Kraków 2012

Expert town planners and architects, using case studies in Edinburgh and Kraków, will share their experiences and knowledge on managing change in their cities.

Showcasing examples of recent architectural achievements in Kraków, modern buildings embedded into the unique historic fabric of the city. Both the lecture and exhibition will stimulate interesting discussion and exchange experience between Krakow and Edinburgh on the current issues in modern architecture and town planning.

Exhibition Opening Celebration Tuesday 25 October 2011 6.00pm Lecture: 6.30pm–8.00pm

Speakers The City of Edinburgh Outstanding Universal Value: The Spirit of Edinburgh by Adam Wilkinson; Director, Edinburgh World Heritage Heritage, planning and development in Edinburgh by John Bury: Head of Planning, the City of Edinburgh Council

Cities exist for many reasons, and the diversity of urban forms can be traced to the complex functions that cities perform. Town planners and architects must weave a complex, ever-changing array of elements (networks, buildings, open spaces) into a working whole. A responsive and clear framework for the sustainable growth of a city safeguards the long term prosperity of its inhabitants. Different cities, however, have to face different economic, social and environmental challenges and adapt to new demands and expectations. It becomes even more challenging if a place, space or an area is found in a historic context where preservation of the ‘old’ is as important as development of the ‘new’.

The City of Kraków

Exhibition Open

New functions in historic city of Kraków by Prof. Andrzej Wyżykowski: Head Architect, City of Kraków

25-29 October 2011 10.00am–6.00pm Free entry

Schindler Factory and Kraków Underground – evolution of functions of an urban space by Stanisław Dziedzic: Director of the Department of Culture and National Heritage

Venue Matthew Architecture Gallery, University of Edinburgh, Department of Architecture, Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JZ

Exhibition Open 25-29 October 2011 / 10am-6pm / Free entry


Leaflet for the event


Leaflet for the event