Mikroraion

Mikroraion

 

the basic unit in planning modern urban residential areas. It consists of a complex of apartment houses with nearby facilities providing cultural and consumer services, such as kindergartens and nurseries, schools, public eating places, and stores selling basic necessities. Mikroraions also have playgrounds and recreation areas. The construction of mikroraions is easier in areas that have not yet been built up.

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Since the 1960s, pictures of the city show more and more multistoried apartment buildings (photography of mikroraion no.
In the years that followed, the heart of the socialist city was moved from the city center to the suburban mikroraion, the socialist neighborhood with small apartments in concrete buildings that had communal services within walking distance.