Past and present of large housing estates in Visegrad countries and Armenia

Erőss, Ágnes (2013) Past and present of large housing estates in Visegrad countries and Armenia. FÖLDRAJZI ÉRTESÍTŐ - HUNGARIAN GEOGRAPHICAL BULLETIN, 62 (1). pp. 77-82. ISSN 0015-5403


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In all Visegrad countries (the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia), as well as in Armenia, a large proportion of the housing stock consists of blocks of fl ats erected during the Communist era. Those quarters have become an identical part of the cityscape inducing intense scientifi c discussion in the fi eld of social sciences including human geography addressing such topics as architectural and spatial planning of housing estates, the analysis of society sett led in those blocks of fl ats or even the psychological eff ects of the uniform environment on individuals. Following the systemic transformation the possible rehabilitation of the gradually deteriorating housing stock and environment meant a further challenge. Although examples from the West European countries provide signifi cant help and information regarding housing estate rehabilitation, nevertheless due to the diff erent scale of the problem, the altering history and the embeddedness of the topic, discussion on regional level is not only promising but necessary at the same time. This paper focuses on the important questions of large housing estates (LHEs) with special att ention to the Visegrad countries and Armenia.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Visegrad Mountains; Hungary; Armenia [West Asia]; spatial planning; human geography; housing conditions; housing association; Communism; Visegrad countries; Social Environment; rehabilitation; Large housing estates
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation / földrajz, antropológia, kikapcsolódás > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography / gazdasági-társadalmi földrajz
SWORD Depositor: Teszt SWORD
Depositing User: Teszt SWORD
Date Deposited: 22 May 2013 07:16
Last Modified: 22 May 2013 07:16

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