Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Faculty of Architecture, Department of Urban Design, Pylimo g. 26/1, LT –10223, Vilnius, Lithuania
Nowadays, one of the most important questions is the quality of living environment. The development of quality
living environment deals with a conflict between publicity and privacy: who is responsible for creating quality living
environment, where is the line between publicity and privacy, how the balance between publicity and privacy should be
achieved? The article discusses modern-day issues and different opinions about publicity – privacy, from a viewpoint of
creating quality living environment. The author accentuates the significance of community and role of individual in forming
a quality living environment in contemporary world.
Keywords: Community, living environment, private, public, society, space.
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