June 2017


«Architecton: proceedings of higher education» № 49 March 2015

Theory of architecture

Kiyanenko Konstantin V.

Doctor of Architecture,
Professor, Department of Architecture and Urban Planning
Vologda State University
Vologda, Russia, e-mail: design@mh.vstu.edu.ru


In the sociology of the city, housing, urban planning and architecture, the question of whether residents with differing income and property levels should be separated is one of the central and debatable issues. Since both strategies are possible in practice, the choice in favour of one of them depends on actual values and criteria of evaluation. The article makes an attempt to consider segregation and integration in the light of the concept of "sustainability" and its axiological toolkit. The concept of "sustainability" is extended to include social meanings. The attitude toward social spatial segregation is examined in the context of international and national sociology, architecture, and modern-day planning practice against the criterion of sustainability of urban communities. Each of these two strategies is evaluated from the opposing standpoints associated with social status and income level and related to urban communities and society as a whole. Planning actions to produce a sustainable integrated city and architectural complex are considered.

Key words: socio-territorial segregation, social and property-status mix, sustainable city


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