Urban Sprawl of Major Cities in the Baltic States

Matas Cirtautas


The debates on the negative consequences of extensive growth of cities increasingly occur all over the world. However, cities continue to sprawl. Baltic cities, as well as other cities in Central and Eastern Europe, are not the exception. This article seeks to establish better understanding of processes, which shape the current development of the Baltic cities and tries to develop explanations, which would be useful in distinguishing features of urban sprawl of the major cities in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.


urban sprawl, suburban development, post-Soviet city, Baltic States

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DOI: 10.7250/aup.2013.009


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