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Quality of Life of Inhabitants in New Development Areas

Abstract: The turn of 20th and 21st century is regarding the settlements in the Czech Republic connected with the suburbanization process. This boom stopped due to the economic crisis in 2008. Even though the suburbanization wave was a strong issue, there was a noticeable process of house building in the core of cities as well. After the political and economic changes in late 80´s, the 90´s of the 20th century was a period of the stabilization of economy. There were also new possibilities of financing e. g. mortgage-market. They opened the way to housing for baby boom generation from 70´s. Among other forms of building, the developer-led building system prevailed very soon. The aim of the paper is to attempt to evaluate the quality of life of inhabitants in new development localities. Three cities – regional centers were chosen as an example. Physical factors of the quality of life such as the accessibility to several kinds of services were evaluated. The quality of flats and houses – the designs were not evaluated. The paper is focused on the urban issues like the creation of new living sub-systems in the city or providing services in the new building areas. In order to compare the new development, the data about selected housing areas built in the 70´s and 80´s were collected. Some of those localities missed the same services as contemporary new-development localities such as lack of retail offers and liveable public spaces. The comparison of those areas is presented in the conclusion.

MAŠTÁLKA, Martin, NIKOLA ROBOVÁ, Bc. (2016). Občanská vybavenost jako indikátor kvality života v nové developerské výstavbě. In: Pavel Holubec, ed. Člověk, stavba a územní plánování 9. České vysoké učení technické v Praze pp. 128-136. ISBN 978-80-01-06002-5. ISSN 2336-7695.