Lifestyle-, Living Form- and Space Utilization Types in Contemporary Urban Areas

Project Leader

Szirmai, Viktória


Szirmai, Viktória
Váradi, Zsuzsanna

The research

The goal of research is investigating the spatial formation and internal relations of Hungarian and French metropolitan areas and their comparison with the interrelationship between lifestyle and spatial forms (including such issues as health, living conditions, the relationship between urban society and nature, the ways of consumption) by interdisciplinary approaches, by researches carried out in a form of field work in both countries. The concepts and methods of the comparative researches were based on the participants’ common discussions. The research was finished successfully in year 2007 and was completed according to the aims set up. The scientific results of research are contributing to the introduction of a complex sociological and geographical spatial concept and to the recognition of the current inner dynamics of metropolitan areas. The complex approach of lifestyle, life form and pace utilization focused on metropolitan spaces and its international comparative research is a new phenomenon in social science.