Egedy Tamas, Kovacs Zoltan. The metropolitan development path of Budapest

Ukr. geogr. z. 2015, N2:41-49
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Egedy Tamas - Geographical Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest;
Kovacs Zoltan - University of Szeged, Hungary.


This theoretical paper deals with the metropolitan development of Budapest. In the first part of the article the concept of metropolisation and metropolitan government are briefly discussed. In the second part milestones of the metropolitan development of Budapest since second half of the 19th century are highlighted. Based on different socio-economic indicators the current position of Budapest within the Hungarian settlement system is analysed, then strengths and weaknesses of the metropolitan region will be introduced from an economic point of view. In the closing section the impacts of different national policies and strategies on the further development of the city and its agglomeration zone are highlighted.

Key words: 
metropolization, metropolitan development, Budapest Metropolitan Region, Budapest

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