The article is devoted to the analysis of the current situation with the preservation and regeneration of the historic urban environment. The means and procedures used for this are analyzed. It is concluded that this area has significantly degraded over the past 20 years. This manifested itself in the fact that now the historical and architectural reference plan remains in fact the only document that protects the traditional nature of the historic city environment.
The article highlights the methodological aspects of the architect's work in the historical environment, reveals current trends and processes of transformation of the architectural and urban planning structure of historical cities. The main approaches to their reproduction and transformation are considered and analyzed. The concept of the central part of the historical city and the method of localization of its borders are revealed. The main requirements for the reproduction and development of buildings in the central part of historical cities are highlighted.
When addressing issues related to the reconstruction or renovation of historic quarters of the city of Chernivtsi, special attention should be paid to the procedure of research of inner quarter spaces. The theoretical basis of the study was a number of works on the specifics of the formation of the architectural image of the central parts of historic cities and problems of urban planning.
The article deals with the conditions and expediency of architectural workshops in the framework of pre-project studies of the territory design, namely public spaces. It is presented on the base of the workshop Revitalization of the Market Square in Lutsk, held in Lutsk, March 21-28, 2017, which was organized within the framework of the COMUS project Urban Strategies of Historic Cities Initiated by the Community of the Tourist Information and Services Center of Lutsk, together with Department of Urban Planing, Lviv Polytechnic National University.