public private relation, planning, boundaries, land use
In social practice boundaries often have been perceived and used as a tool of structuring of the space. Spatial structures appear as representations of different activities and patterns as public and private relationships. Formal regulations, public attitudes forming on the basis of values system, acceptance and rejection of norms create different forms of individual adaptation cases which are representing in planning practise and landscape as a contradictory public and private relationships. Baltic coastal areas, Riga agglomeration, settlements structure, local suburban land transformation processes are some of the areas have been explored. What are public and private in using of space, where and how we can see results of that relation, how it is represented by boundaries, what are the roles of state and local government in that interplay - are questions explored in this research. The research is based on analysis of policy documents, interviews, landscape studies and GIS analysis.