Urban parameters and indicators and the shaping of urban structure and cityscape on the example of Hajnówka
Proper development of the city is about maintaining a balance of three constituent groups: social, natural and cultural (material) environment. Both structures, natural and material, in a harmonious way of intermingling with each other, underlie the development of an urban community. It is important to ensure that existing natural resources, creating urban ecosystem, function properly. This is a primary goal of urban planning.
Study of conditions and directions of spatial development of the city is the first planning document shaping the space in which people live. In the study we can find parameters and indicators concerning the management and the use of land. There are also specified the minimum and maximum parameters and indicators of architectural and urban planning, taking into account the requirements of spatial order. These requirements can be found later in the local plans. The regulation is clear that the study should be designed in a less detailed way, and the values and numbers should be specified on the stage of preparing the local plan.
Spatial policy of a town development should therefore be the concern of the authorities responsible for the shape of urban space. That is why the substantive quality of the studies, the accuracy of diagnosis and the spatial strategy is of great importance