Changes in the Urban Structure of Budapest

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This chapter is about the changes of the functional structure of Budapest. The structure of Budapest has been studied by many over the last 100 years or so and thus it was possible to analyse the development of Budapest and the structure of the city since the beginning of the eighteenth century. Rapid and fundamental changes in the functional structure of a city are usually caused by the changes of the economic and/or political system. In the case of Hungary, including Budapest, these are complemented by the peace treaties concluding world wars, and the changes of the administrative boundaries of the capital city. The chapter distinguished three periods of time: from eighteenth century until World War I; the period between the two world wars; and the state socialist era following World War II. The available literature allowed the demonstration of the functional structure of Budapest in the respective periods.


The compromise Unification of the city State socialism Simplified urban structural model 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Social GeographyUniversity of West HungarySzombathelyHungary

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