Tends of landscape spatial development in Latvian small towns

Master thesis shows research on Latvian small towns in terms of processes of landscape transformations. Towns Kārsava, Aknīste and Mazsalaca are analyzed.
Thesis consists of four chapters. The first chapter analyzes the role of population structure of small towns, its functions, spatial structure, public space role of small towns in the landscape.
The second chapter deals with the peculiarities of human perception and its role in landscape planning processes. Kevin Lynch method about the city assessment is used in small town assessment.
The third chapter analyzes the historical development of Latvian towns in terms of architectural spatial structure, identity of urban landscape, and it’s reflection in landscape and building character.
Forth chapter is a practical study. Concerning to criteria’s which are chosen in master thesis, study have been made for 3 towns: Kārsava, Mazsalaca and Aknīste development of urban landscape, present spatial heritage structure, analysis of town skyline, panorama, landscape spaces as well as search for solutions of existing problems. After batching and analyzing all information, proposal has been made concerning the landscape development and planning in small towns.

  • Title Original : Latvijas mazpilsētu ainaviski telpiskās attīstības tendences
  • Notes : Thesis include explanation of used terms, information sources and attachments. Master thesis consists of 132 pages, 18 tables, 96 pictures and 8 attachments. All together are used 77 sources of information. Master paper developed: in 2010.-2011, author Arita Trimalniece, scientific advisor: Mgr. arh. Iveta Lacauniece. Master paper has been developed with support of European Social Fund (ESF) Project (contact number: 2009/0165/1 DP/
  • Project start : 0000
  • Project end : 2011
  • Contact Person : Arita Trimalniece
  • Funding Agency : Latvia University of Agriculture