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Territorial consumption issues of urban sprawl in Central European capitals, especially in the Budapest metropolitan region

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  • Viktória Szirmai

    () (Institute of Sociology of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences Budapest Hungary)

  • Zsuzsanna Váradi

    () (Institute of Sociology of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences Budapest Hungary)

  • Szilvia Kovács

    () (Institute of Sociology of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences Budapest Hungary)

  • Júlia Schuchmann

    () (Country Office Hungary Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe Budapest Hungary)

  • Nóra Baranyai

    () (Center for Regional Studies of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences Budapest Hungary)

Abstract

The article presents the urban sprawl phenomena in Central European capitals and in the Budapest metropolitan region, based on statistical data and empirical survey analysis. The study concentrates on territorial consumption issues, which are determined by the suburbanisation processes, the changes of city and outskirt populations, and the transformation of land use patterns. It describes the negative environmental and social impacts (air pollution, spatial and social stratification phenomena and conflicts) as well. Moreover the paper summarizes the residential requirements to offer a hypothesis concerning the possible urban sprawl in the future. Finally it discusses the excessive criticism of the urban sprawl phenomena.

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  • Viktória Szirmai & Zsuzsanna Váradi & Szilvia Kovács & Júlia Schuchmann & Nóra Baranyai, 2011. "Territorial consumption issues of urban sprawl in Central European capitals, especially in the Budapest metropolitan region," Society and Economy, Akadémiai Kiadó, Hungary, vol. 33(1), pages 69-87, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:aka:soceco:v:33:y:2011:i:1:p:69-87
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    Keywords

    urban sprawl; suburbanisation; Central European capital regions; Budapest metropolitan region; residential requirements;

    JEL classification:

    • O18 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Urban, Rural, Regional, and Transportation Analysis; Housing; Infrastructure
    • R14 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Land Use Patterns
    • R23 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Regional Migration; Regional Labor Markets; Population

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