Hungarian cities: urban culture and planning - BMEEPUIQ802


    Person in charge at the department: Kornélia KISSFAZEKAS

    Lecturers: Kornélia KISSFAZEKAS PhD, Ágnes BERTYÁK + invited lecturers

    Credits: 3


    The aim of the course is to introduce students to the specific formation and development of the Hungarian settlement system through the different historical periods of urban growth. Each era will be presented through the historical and social background, as well as the settlement establishment and development factors, such as the town-forming role of the environment, nationalities, religions and social stratification, and the Soviet influence on town planning. Among other things, specific environment-forming activities and morphological, townscape, and floor plan characteristics typical of Hungary will be discussed. During the semester, several (invited) lecturers will give presentations on different topics, enriching the course.

    Main topics: Geographical features of Hungary, Geography and Urban Space; Urban morphology; Modern recreational architecture on the Balaton Lakeside, Blocks of flats in Budapest, Urban (planning) trends under state-socialism, Spatial patterns of urban tourism in Budapest; Local knowledge of settlements

    Lessons are every Thursday afternoon at 14.15.

    On Nov 03: Urban walk (guide: János Klaniczay)