Geografie 2003, 108, 202-215

Housing development in Banská Bystrica and its surroundings in the 1990's

Tomáš Chorvát

Katedra sociální geografie a regionálního rozvoje, Přírodovědecká fakulta UK, Albertov 6, 128 43 Praha 2, Czechia

The paper deals with the development and trends in housing development in the town of Banská Bystrica and its surroundings in the last decade of the 20th century, which was the first decade of its post-socialist transformation. At first, the study discusses general sources and conditions of building and housing development in post-socialist cities in the Slovak Republic. The paper is centred on analyses and comparisons of the development of housing in family houses and blocks of flats, on their spatial distribution and on the background of their construction. The author clarifies also causal relationships connected with new tendencies and behaviour patterns of subjects of housing development (individuals, building companies, developers) in the region of Banská Bystrica.