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Type Journal Article - Human Geographies - Journal of Studies & Research in Human Geography
Title Dynamics of housing stock in Romania-between politics and policies
Author(s)
Volume 9
Issue 2
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2015
Page numbers 208-223
URL http://humangeographies.org.ro/articles/92/a_92_6_suditu.pdf
Abstract
The dynamics of the housing stock is one of the indicators used to express the state of the
economy. In post-Communist Romania, the dynamics of housing construction sector
re?ected the changing of the markets estate, economic and housing policies of the country.
As well, new housing characteristics (type, size, location, construction materials etc.)
translate a paradigm shift of housing and/or social transformations of the meanings of
housing, living environments, and residential areas. In this respect, the analysis of the
dynamics of the housing stock in various morphological categories, legal or living
environments at different territorial scales allows assessment of economic development
disparities in Romania. Constructive practices of the past 25 years have evolved and
diversi?ed. The framework of the building sector, the categories of actors involved in the
production or ?nancing of housing multiplied, housing needs of the population have
changed as well. The dynamic of real estate markets was strongly in?uenced by the dynamics
of the housing stock. A geographical approach to the dynamics of housing stock in urban
and rural areas of Romania will be drawn using regionalised statistics methods, correlated
with institutional context analysis. The study aims to identify and analyse the main features
of the dynamics of the housing stock in Romania, being privileged perspective and spatial
components analysis regionally different types of housing. Also, analysis of the dynamics of
the housing stock is correlated with the dynamics of the legal, urban planning and lending.
The results of this study can be used to base the futures housing policy in Romania.

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