That type of change has to be slow and carried out with care and concern for the people involved.
There is no concern
old osiedla robotnicze, they need to be taken care of as well. Because they are part of the region's heritage. Like Nikiszowiec.
Dear oh dear. South catholic coal blighted Katowice The only reason people still live there is:
a) Work in the local coal mine, and that's dying fast.
b) It's cheap. And families can't escape, or through miner heritage pride, don't wish to.
My view is that a lot of buildings should be condemned (maybe not there, but whole swathes of Chorzow stary, Bytom, Swietoclowice.....) You don't ask the population to move - you legislate for them to move. The buildings are slums according to WHO guidelines. Nothing to preserve; they're not even historically old.
AS for Nikiszowiec....those flats are not healthy though and nobody would wish to live there through choice so please stop lauding such places as something to be proud of. I have 2 or 3 books and DVDs of Nikiszowiec and Giszowiec - both areas are tatty and poverty stricken to put it mildly and who is going to pour money into a historic housing scheme of what are now basically slums.The first named properties were amazing homes for the miner of the 1920s, who for the first time had the marital bedroom, and also a separate room for his children, as well as bathrooms for some. But for today? Even the second named, which was a garden suburb of self sustainability in the 1920s when it was built is now surrounded by miner co-operative blocks and is just another urban blight.
Clear the bloody lot, and start again. Kazimerz Kutz and others live in a museum like world, but in the meantime,in todays# world of cost cutting and public accountabilitym a working class hero is not something to be.