Urban Sprawl in Europe

Szirmai, Viktória (2012) Urban Sprawl in Europe. Regional Statistics : journal of the Hungarian Central Statistical Office, 2. pp. 129-148. ISSN 2063-9538


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During the 20th century, profound socio-economic changes typified the metropolitan regions of the World. One of the most outstanding alterations was the relative decentralisation of urban space, that’s visible sign is urban sprawl. The following paper intends to introduce the most significant characteristics of this specific phenomenon. Current urban processes are presented throughout both Northern American and European metropolitan regions, with special emphasis on the similarities and differences, by the help of adequate European examples (Paris, Vienna, Copenhagen, Budapest). The research is aiming to give multilateral information on suburbanisation and gentrification, moreover the recentralisation or/and decentralisation of metropolitan areas. A vaste introduction can be found in connection with the Hungarian urban planning system and procedures, especially during the Socialist Era and the Post-Socialist Period. The results of a deep research on the suburbia, suburban societies, the economic welfare of agglomeration settlements are presented concerning the Budapest Metropolitan Region, furthermore the recent effects of the world financial crisis that substantially determined

Item Type: Article
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation / földrajz, antropológia, kikapcsolódás > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography / gazdasági-társadalmi földrajz > GF1 Settlement geography / településföldrajz
H Social Sciences / társadalomtudományok > H Social Sciences (General) / társadalomtudomány általában
Depositing User: xPéter xKolozsi
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2015 14:50
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2015 12:20

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