Restructuring in the Industrial Areas of Budapest in the Period of Transition
Restructuring in the Industrial Areas of Budapest
in the Period of Transition
[Paper rst received, November 2000; in nal form, July 2001]
Summary. In recent decades, and especialy since the late 1970s, the industry and industrial areas of Western cities have undergone considerable restructuring. In east European cities, however, these changes began later and accelerated only after 1989, when radical political change permitted economic and social reforms. This study aims to examine the most important trends in the restructuring of industrial areas in Budapest. In particular, the study considers: how industrial restructuring affected the spatial structure of industry, the urban space and land use and, whether and to what extent these changes are similar to or different from processes in western and other east European cities.