• O. Bezlyubchenko O.M. Beketov National University of Urban Economy in Kharkiv
  • T. Apatenko O.M. Beketov National University of Urban Economy in Kharkiv


compact city, extensive development, construction, infrastructure, density, planning structure.


The work is devoted to the consideration of the concepts of the spatial development of the cities of Ukraine taking into account today's specifics of the formation of institutes of their management. The issues discussed in this article are relevant to almost any city in modern Ukraine at the stage of transition of the country from industrial to post-industrial type. Among the most pressing issues are the rational use of territorial resources and environmental security within urban systems.  There is also a trend of uneven economic development in urban areas. The solution to this problem is the balanced development of urban space with a diversified economy and infrastructure, as well as high quality of life. The formation of multifunctional urban areas will ensure sustainable spatial development of the city and significantly affect the quality of life. Identifying areas within the city that are inefficiently used and have additional development potential will provide an important resource, which, unlike remote areas, is already provided with transport and engineering infrastructure. Efficient use of territorial resources will allow the formation of a rational compact planning structure of the city. The housing of high quality should be provided with the necessary social and transport infrastructure, be diverse, medium, and multi-story.  

Comfortable stay of citizens in public spaces involves the integration of public spaces into the cultural life of the city based on the expansion of existing and introduction of new functional content, including the implementation of commercial initiatives and their use in organizing important socio-cultural projects.  A comfortable stay in the city largely depends on the architectural appearance of its historic and modern buildings. Existing buildings create the front line of streets, form the environment of public spaces, define the line of the city silhouette.

Filling the existing recreational areas included in the system of public spaces with new meanings to citizens.

Author Biographies

O. Bezlyubchenko, O.M. Beketov National University of Urban Economy in Kharkiv

PhD, Associate Professor, Associate Professor of the Department

T. Apatenko, O.M. Beketov National University of Urban Economy in Kharkiv

Senior Lecturer of the Department


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How to Cite

Bezlyubchenko, O., & Apatenko, T. (2021). PLANNING OF SPATIAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE CITY: Array. Municipal Economy of Cities, 4(164), 31–36. Retrieved from