Agglomeration issues in respect of Budapest

Laki, Ildikó: Agglomeration issues in respect of Budapest. In: Belvedere Meridionale, (30) 4. pp. 160-180. (2018)

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Budapest agglomeration around the capital is the largest agglomeration, comprising of the most settlements, of Hungary. Its settlements are located on both sides of the Danube River and on two larger islands in the Danube River (Csepel Island and Szentendre Island). The Danube River is a line of geological demarcation, as it roughly divides the area into a lowland landscape (to the east, on its left bank) and a mountainous/semi-mountainous landscape (to the west, on its right bank), which have an impact on the network, size of and access to the settlements. This study seeks to provide the brief history and to describe the current situation of the Budapest agglomeration in the light of data and differing theories. European countries have a long history of agglomeration, and the agglomeration process is not only ongoing in developed countries, but also subject to permanent changes in interpretation. The Budapest agglomeration covers 80 + 1 (Budapest) settlements, the majority of which have undergone dynamic development in the last 30 years. In addition to spatial development, the Budapest agglomeration is also characterised by large growth in its population following its spatial restructuring. Road and railway infrastructure have also developed significantly. With regard to the relationship between the capital and the agglomeration, Budapest continues to play a vital role, as 25–35% of the population in the agglomeration work and use the educational institutions in the capital. Thus, the agglomeration would not exist without the opportunities offered by the capital.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Belvedere Meridionale
Date: 2018
Volume: 30
Number: 4
ISSN: 2064-5929
Page Range: pp. 160-180
Uncontrolled Keywords: Budapest - agglomeráció, Városszociológia, Urbanizmus, Budapest története, Városfejlődés - Budapest
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: p. 179-180. ; ill. ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Date Deposited: 2019. Jan. 25. 14:26
Last Modified: 2019. Jan. 25. 14:26

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