Vol no: 5
The article addresses the issue of public spaces. An attempt was made to define them and to indicate the role that these spaces play in the urban tissue and in the lives of residents. Particular attention was paid to the problem of marginalization and degradation of public open spaces in the Mazowieckie province. Among the reasons for this state of affairs were mentioned legal inconsistencies, unawareness of the importance and consequences of decisions made, and the victory of economic values over social ones.