WIT Press


Bicentric Conurbation And Its Territorial Development

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SD150111

Volume

168

Pages

9

Page Range

121 - 129

Published

2015

Size

1,403 kb

Author(s)

L. Teslíková Hurdálková, D. Kutá

Abstract

The bicentric conurbation formed now by two regional cities, Hradec Králové and Pardubice, was a significant industrial and farming region of Eastern Bohemia from 1986 to 2000. The development of this conurbation was regulated by the Territorial Plan for the Large Territorial Unit Hradec Králové – Pardubice regional conurbation which was approved in 1989. The urbanistic conception of the entire territory was designed with an outlook for 2000. Anticipated development of industry and agriculture, including housing development pointed out to increased demands on transport and engineering infrastructure. The proposal was supported by increased demands on urbanistic development with increased demands on dwelling, civic amenities and on industrial and agricultural production. After 2000, significant transformation of primary and secondary into higher civic amenities, i.e. so far the tertiary bicentric regional Hradec Králové – Pardubice conurbation was formed by the main centres, Hradec Králové – the regional city and Pardubice, the district city. This transformation results from proclaiming Pardubice the capital of the region. In the present, the Territorial Development Policy of the Czech Republic is the superior document for development of both regions.

Keywords

bicentric conurbation, core area, territorial development, tertiary, territorial development policy, urbanistic conception, territorial development principles, Hradec Králové, Pardubice, Czech Republic