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Constantza-Belfast – a comparative study on housing growth model


  • Manuela EPURE

    () (Spiru Haret University, 13 Ion Ghica Stret, Bucharest,030045, Romania)

  • Patrick Francis GRAY


Housing is an important field of discussions, for decades, the need for safety being one of the basic need reflected by Maslow in the his needs hierarchy pyramid. People tent to secure their place of living, having a house, wish to protect their property and to benefit from good living conditions in their city. Today, more than ever, is required a new approach of the growth of cities mostly due to the fact that the global urban has grown rapidly and new solutions should be design to solve the problems associated with. The large populated cities must face problems related to resources, transportation, waste management, and quality of life. The paper aim to present, in a comparative manner, the model of housing growth in two cities Constantza and Belfast. The housing demand is examined at structural level in both cities. Housing offer in both cities seems to diversify and particular characteristics are examined in order to define the urban model of growth.

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  • Manuela EPURE & Patrick Francis GRAY, 2017. "Constantza-Belfast – a comparative study on housing growth model," International Conference on Economic Sciences and Business Administration, Spiru Haret University, vol. 4(1), pages 151-162, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:icb:wpaper:v:4:y:2017:i:1:151-162

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    housing; circular city; waste management; smart cities; rethink cities;

    JEL classification:

    • R21 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Housing Demand
    • R31 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Real Estate Markets, Spatial Production Analysis, and Firm Location - - - Housing Supply and Markets
    • R38 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Real Estate Markets, Spatial Production Analysis, and Firm Location - - - Government Policy


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