Geographia Polonica (2019) vol. 92, iss. 1

Regeneration and demolition vis-á-vis disintegration of urban space: The case of el Cabanyal-Canyamelar in Valencia

Jarosław Kazimierczak, Karolina Wrona

Geographia Polonica (2019) vol. 92, iss. 1, pp. 121-139 | Full text

Disintegration of urban space is the opposite of its organisation; regeneration should be discussed in this context as it restores or introduces morphological attributes that meet the needs of local communities. The paper identifies the impact of regeneration upon urban space (re)integration and the role of planned demolitionas a regeneration tool on the example of el Cabanyal-Canyamelar district in Valencia, Spain. Studies have demonstrated that demolition can be considered a rational component of regeneration and that not only morphologicalattributes of the transformed area are important for urban space regeneration but also intentions and ways of using demolition as a regeneration tool.

Keywords: disintegration of urban space, dysfunctionality, regeneration, demolition, el Cabanyal-Canyamelar, Valencia

Jarosław Kazimierczak [], Urban Regeneration Laboratory Institute of Urban Geography and Tourism Studies Faculty of Geographical Sciences University of Łódź Kopcińskiego 31, 90-142 Łódź: Poland
Karolina Wrona, Valenthia Strategy SL Architecture Studio in Valencia C / Moratin 15 1 1 46002, Valencia: Spain