Ivanchuk A. S., Luchkova V. I.


In the XXI century the process of humanization of modern cities actively started. The world’s leading experts are working intensively on the conversion and renovation of urban spaces. Their aim, and the newest trend, is to create a comfortable environment for people. Changes in urban structure, functional purpose of spaces, a change of priorities in the use of territory, the popularity of healthy lifestyle, rising value of natural components, economic dimensions, and much more - all these factors
are forced to create an entirely new approach to sustainable urban development.
River is one of the main symbols of the city and the water is always resource. This suggests that embankments are the most resource objects of the urban environment. The transition to a new phase of urban development in the XXI century, determines an increased interest in water areas as one of the main objects in the city renovation. The article considers the main objectives, directions and methods of humanization of modern urban embankments.

Keywords: humanization; embankments; comfortable environment; public spaces; sustainable urban development, гуманизация; набережные; комфортная среда; общественные пространства; устойчивое развитие города