Landscape of the Resort City of Jurmala: From Fishing Villages to Planned Urbanization

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Gunta Lukstiņa

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The article outlines the historic landscape development stages in the resort city of Jurmala, Latvia starting from the fishing villages of the 18th century up to modern times. The article indicates landscape changes today in the City of Jurmala and discusses planned solutions leading to increased urbanization, which in the future could create a considerably different city landscape, and which have alarmed city planners and the residents of Jurmala.

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