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, Volume 49, Issue 1, pp 91–103 | Cite as

Warsaw under transformation: new tendencies in the housing market

  • Tuna Tasan
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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to show how and in what sense the post-socialist transformation process has influenced the urban spatial structure of Warsaw with the help of empirical evidence dealing with housing. Therefore, the main focus of the study is the transformation of the housing market in the 1990s under social and economic restructuring process. The article comprises two parts: the first part involves the geographical development of the urban spatial structure within the context of housing market changes. In order to explain today's transformation, the system of socialist time is also discussed. In the second part emphasis is placed on the evidence of the transformation in urban space, dealing with new tendencies and challenging mechanisms in the housing market. The last period of transformation is also investigated in terms of changes in the urban space since housing is seen as an important factor of urban transformation. Hence, following the brief outline of historical development of the urban space housing market changes including the privatization of urban land is going to be the concern of the paper. The problems of the transformation and practical implementation of the privatization process are also discussed.

housing market change housing privatization transformation problems Poland 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tuna Tasan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of City and Regional PlanningMiddle East Technical UniversityAnkaraTurkey

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