Geographia Polonica (1999) vol. 72, iss. 1

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Restructuring in industry and industrial areas in Budapest

Eva Kiss

Geographia Polonica (1999) vol. 72, iss. 1, pp. 29-46

Abstract

Budapest is not only one of he most relevant and dynamically-developing cities of Eastern Europe, it is also the most significant industrial centre in Hungary. This paper demonstrates the most important changes in the industry and industrial areas of Budapest after 1989. The new tendencies in industry (organizational, structural changes, privatization, dein-dustrialization etc.) have directly or indirectly affected the location of industry, and the size and utilization of industrial areas. Thus, industrial restructuring has contributed to local urban restructuring too, as has been the case in other European cities.

Keywords: restructuring, industry, deindustrialization, urban development, Budapest, Hungary

Eva Kiss, Geographical Research Institute, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 1112. Budapest, Budaörsi út 45, Hungary