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Lviv Polytechnic National University Department of Architectural Design and Engineering
Associate Professor of Lviv Polytechnic National University
Lviv Polytechnic National University

The most essential problem in the territories of large cities is the creation of optimal conditions of human beings’ life.

One of the factors promoting the balanced development of peoples’ civilization is the attainment of social justice in society, which is impossible without providing the citizens with an affordable dwelling of high quality.

There exists a row of important parameters of the housing environment, which are not subjected to the regulation by project standards but have a significant influence on its comfortability, social and psychological health of the inhabitants, dwelling safety, etc. The control of these parameters is in the competence of the state and municipal housing policy. Revitalization measures referred to the housing environment and realized on different levels, can promote the improvement of living standards. These measures range from architectural and urban transformations of the entire complexes via the conversion implemented in the fewer territories to the discrete conversions including functional and spacial changes of the flats. The factor of social safety was determined to be a result of complex impact caused by the three interconnected characteristics:

–    height of housing building,

–    compactness of setting of housing stock,

–    availability or absence of social segregation of the inhabitants living in concrete housing creation.

The market of private rent really existing in Ukraine prompts one more project direction which can become interesting for the dwelling renters, developers, and architects, namely, to design the flats so that some their part could be rented by the owner if it is needed and without any inconveniences for the owner. Social studies showed that such flats could be of significant demand.

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