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Spatial Problems of Gated Communities in Poland. The Case of Torun

1 Nicolaus Copernicus University, Faculty of Earth Sciences, Department of Spatial Management and Tourism, Toruń, POLAND
Pages: 27-32

Abstract. In large Polish cities, flats located in gated housing estates make up the majority of recently completed dwellings. As this is a relatively new form of housing, present in the Polish cities only since the second half of the 1990s, there have been no clear-cut guidelines for the development of space among the building units of this type so far. This leads to all kinds of errors and omissions, which are reflected in the negative phenomena observed in the gated housing estates (e.g. problems related to the lack of recreational areas and access roads and the location of service entities). Such an example is the gated community presented in the article where a number of adverse phenomena negatively affecting its operation have been recognised.

K e y w o r d s:  housing estate, multifamily buildings, gated community, housing estate space, residential design