Public Spaces of Small Historic Towns. In Search of the Addressee

  • Anna Gelfond RAACS; Nizhegorodsky State University of Architecture and Construction
  • Mikhail Dutsev RAACS; Nizhegorodsky State University of Architecture and Construction; Scientific Research Institute of the Theory and History of Architecture and Urban Planning
Keywords: addressee; public space; small town; historic settlement; potential


One of the solutions to the problem of migration from small towns and historical settlements is to organize public spaces required by different addressees. Public spaces are interpreted as a typological unit of the architectural environment, where natural, historical and social characteristics of certain settlements have a synthetic relationship. The article studies waterfronts, streets, squares and parks of small towns designed for a certain citizen or guest of the city. The article analyses foreign and national design experience, including the projects worked out for the competition “Small Towns and Historic Settlements”.


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How to Cite
Gelfond, A., & Dutsev, M. (2019). Public Spaces of Small Historic Towns. In Search of the Addressee. Project Baikal, 16(61), 119-125. Retrieved from