SUMMARY Landscape is a vital part of our natural and man-made environment and is considered by many to be one of most important components of a healthy, enjoyable life. During the latter part of this century, we have witnessed its vulnerability in the face of its economic growth and social change. Often, we have failed […]

SUMMARY When evaluating the quality of urban structure and especially urban spaces, urban planners and landscape architects observe the following aspects: location, type of urban space, its importance, aesthetic character of the place, functional use, but also accessibility, spatial orientation, its historical and cultural values. An important psychological aspect that needs to be taken into […]

Editorial

Melinda Benkő

”You can dial an associate on the phone and talk to him. But you cannot run into him on the phone; the chance encounter in a restaurant, on a street, only happens where there is physical presence. You do not need to go to a concert hall to hear the concert. But there is a […]

Identity

Daniel Furdík

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SUMMARY It has been observed that planning policies and design guidance in developed western countries significantly differ from the ones used in our country. This paper briefly explores the changes of urban form and public space in the course of 19th and 20th century following the evolvement of the theoretical approaches and practices of urban […]

SUMMARY The city is regarded as the most complex physical expression of the political, economic, cultural and ecological aspirations of each civilization. The concept of the classical city must be replaced by the new idea of the metapolis. This idea refers in a radical way to the depth of changes which expose the contemporary city […]

SUMMARY Spatial development of cities increasingly requires a strategy reflecting demands and needs of contemporary society. The worldwide trend of globalization is related with concentration of vast majority of job opportunities into urban agglomerations.  This results in cities´ rapid population growth and in occurrence of suitable conditions for new investments. As part of the mentioned […]

SUMMARY As the automobile evolved in tandem with the modern architecture, it brought about myths, legends and new building types. However, has the car also responded to architecture? The car has significantly shaped the modern architectural vision, but was this a two-way relationship? Perhaps the most considerable contact between the built and mechanical environments was […]