Journal of Urban and Regional Analysis

Volume 2, Number 1, 2010



Alexandru Gavriş


Elements of the Urban Image in Large Habitats of Bucharest  



This article outlines the perception of the urban image at micro-territorial level based on an analysis of data resulting from a survey conducted in large human habitats in Bucharest. The identification so achieved reflects numerous spatial similarities of the perceptions of the urban image. The landmarks that the residents of Bucharest have in this respect are in line with the built areas as well as those related to the basic destinations of everyday life. This gives rise to quite a big issue: the people of Bucharest living in such large dwelling compounds are restricted to a superficial knowledge of space. They are impacted by a much too quickly changing urban policy and by permissive building investment rules that have lead to a variegated puzzle of post-communist restructurings where essence is attached to just trivial landmarks.


Key Words: Bucharest, large urban habitats, urban image, survey.


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