Urbani izziv Volume 19, No. 1, June 2008
Transport Research Centre Brno, Brno, Czech Republic
Housing and urban development trends in Czech Republic
This article describes housing trends in Czech Republic, which are determined by social, economic, technical and cultural changes of last two decades In Central Europe. Those trends have positive and also negative sides: positive can be seen the quantitative and qualitative growth of housing space, variety of architectural solutions for individualised customer. Negative aspect is urban sprawl, which together with individual automobile occupancy destroys nature, space and land values. Future development is inevitable, proper design of housing needs sensitive multidisciplinal attitude and understanding of the needs of man and nature.
housing trends, ageing of the society, quality of life, changes of the lifestyle, suburbanisation, social changes, cultural determination, low-rise city housing, family housing