June 2017


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

Theory of architecture

Vavilova Tatiana Ya.

PhD (Architecture), Associate Professor,
Architecture of Residential and Public Buildings,
Samara State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering,
Samara, Russia, e-mail: vatatyan63@yandex.ru


The article is devoted to the problem of improvement of residential areas. Gradual urban degradation can lead to the emergence of slums, which exist in many cities around the world. Such areas are characterized by a low-quality living environment. The problem of slums is compounded by the process of globalization, one of the reasons being the increasing intensity of the migration processes, particularly in metropolitan areas. As a result, the management of urban growth and consumer qualities of the environment is becoming more difficult. One of the essential conditions for ensuring sustainable urban development is elimination and prevention of slums. The author reviews theoretical and practical experiences, systematizes methods to improve the quality of degraded environments, and considers examples of successful rehabilitation of depressed residential areas in some countries (United Kingdom, Germany, etc.).

Key words: residential area, slums, quality of living environment, sustainable development


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