“Woonerf at Krupnicza street – designing the city with end users”
The idea and purpose of the local visit:
The Municipal Greenery Authority (ZZM) in Krakow was established on 1 July 2015 as a unit responsible for managing green areas in Krakow. Thanks to creative approach of ZZM, the green areas in Kraków have gained a caring caretaker. At present, the list of green areas of the municipality of Krakow, which is a permanent maintenance of The Municipal Greenery Authority in Krakow, is 1514 ha. Since the beginning of its activities, they focus on cooperation with inhabitants of the city consulting special green planning and engaging them in the undertaken projects. The scope of cooperation is wide through educational workshops and a series of actions involving them in the co-creation and design process to finish with planting flowers and trees in parks.
The visit is strictly connected with the workshop that will be held on Thursday 31st August.
On the way to Krupnicza street, we will stop at the Malopolska Garden of Art for the short presentation how the inhabitants get involved in creating woonerf at Krupnicza Street so far. It has been a long process and still a lot is going on here. The challenge was to get interest and involvement of inhabitants to undertake joint activity that will end with project development and implementation. One of the new approach undertaken by City of Kraków in recent years is to improve the quality of life in the city by introducing parklets and microparks to create green, inhabitants friendly spaces in old historic city center, where dense urbanization takes place. The purpose of the visit is to take a closer look at the process of designing the first woonerf in Krakow that has to accommodate the needs of both pedestrians and cyclists in a modern urban living space and create something attractive on the workshops on Thursday thanks to ENoLL community.
Hosting entity: The Municipal Greenery Authority (ZZM)
Host leader: Katarzyna Przyjemska-Grzesik – Project Manager ,,Krakow in green”; Katarzyna Opałka – Landscape Architect, Urban Space Development Specialist; Barbara Kaźmirowicz – Architect; Iwona Kluza-Wąsik – Landscape Architect
Katarzyna Opałka – landscape architect and gardener. She works as a specialist of creating the public spaces. Always willing to join the local social initiatives which can improve the quality of public spaces and through it the quality of living in the city. Her motto is: “City for people not for cars”.
Barbara Kaźmirowicz – architekt IARP with a degree of Cracow University of Technology, further qualification in sustainability architecture. Leads projects through the complicated administration process of building law. She also has a passion for small architecture design like arbor, pergola, street furniture made of natural material. A great fan of mountain biking.
Iwona Kluza-Wąsik – tries to combine two main fields in the work for the city green management in Kraków: landscape architecture and economics. Graduated in Spatial Development at Cracow University of Economics and Landscape Architecture at Cracow University of Technology. A lover of the idea of urban farming, social participation, hortiterapy, eatable flowers and weeds as well as mysterious historical parks.
Means of transport: Organized
Time of visit: Approximately 1,5 h -2 h
Workshop: This local challenge is connected to a workshop: innovating through co-creation
Website of the entity: http://krakowwzieleni.pl/en/
Written by KTP