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Kései lakóparkhullám a régióban
Region Late Catching Wave of Residential Parks

Author(s): Adrienne Csizmady
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Globális Tudás Alapítvány

Summary/Abstract: Modern urban sociological thinking of the early 21st century holds the post-modern city in the focus of its attention. That city is slowly losing its traditional structure and is becoming an aggregate of thematically specialized parks. Malls and industrial parks can be regarded as such, as can gated communities, the subject of this discussion. According to the classical definition, a gated community is a group of houses, surrounded by fences or walls, from which the adjacent streets are closed off by gates, which may be either electronic or guarded. In between the houses, there is an inner network of streets as well as dead-end streets, the latter in order to prevent through-traffic. Residents have access to various services (such as security guards, maintenance, a school, playground, leisure facilities, etc), which facilitate their complete isolation from the surrounding environment. People living here often go to work by car, hence their lives are basically confined to two locations: the workplace and the residential park (disregarding the car in between).[…]

  • Issue Year: 2008
  • Issue No: 03-04
  • Page Range: 155-188
  • Page Count: 34
  • Language: Hungarian