Evaluating Factors in the Image of Housing Estates

  • Melinda Benkő


All over the world, large housing estates stand up very well physically, but they are faced with new social, economic and environmental challenges. Integrated urban regeneration programmes have discovered the image approach, which could play an important role in future-oriented thinking. In the interest of further concept building, this paper endeavours to determine objective evaluation components that are also applicable to the image of the city. Differentiating immaterial and material values, the focus is on the physical elements of the environment that could be changed by urban and architectural intervention. Utility, durability and likability are the main factors analysed and evaluated, together with their role in transforming the image of large housing estates.
Keywords: image of the city, large housing estate, urban regeneration, urban design, evaluation
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How to Cite
Benkő, M. (2012) “Evaluating Factors in the Image of Housing Estates”, Periodica Polytechnica Architecture, 43(1), pp. 33-36. https://doi.org/10.3311/PPar.7155.