Journal of Urban Culture Research

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The article discusses urbanization of towns and the impact of higher educational and research institutions on their development from their roots as local rural settlements. The urbanization effect is analyzed here with settlement examples from Ukraine's Lviv region (Dubliany, Obroshyne, Zymna Voda, Hriada) and Kherson region (Askania-Nova). The construction of roads, residential buildings, cultural and service centers are considered here within the problems of urbanization. A particular attention is paid to the housing system of blocks of flats. This type of housing system foresees the settling a certain group of people in a rural locality who prefers an urban way of life. This article examines the trends of such settlements and their functioning, ways of community development, organization of public services, and utilities for residents, etc.



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