The debate on the essence of the city calls for the consideration of the role of its structural elements in the loss or strengthening of this essence. The Author’s understanding of the ‘essence of the city’ is its accessibility and diversity: accessibility of diversity and diversified accessibility. In this context, the subject matter of this paper is an analysis of the role of railway stations and the public spaces that accompany them upon the example of Katowice.
CitacióFranta, Julian. Railway stations as generators of systemic repair of the city centre of Katowice: return to the essence of the city. A: Virtual City and Territory. "Back to the Sense of the City: International Monograph Book". Barcelona: Centre de Política de Sòl i Valoracions, 2016, p. 356-371.