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Ķekava, Riga's urban area

Technically it's not Riga, but practicaly it is - while separate town 10 years ago, after a building and real estate loan boom Ķekava is now a part (and start) of Riga urban area (20 km to south from Riga centre). Thousands of private houses have been built along Riga-Ķekava road (10 km), right in the meadows, without proper infrastructure and planning, and of course you can forget about such things as the coherent and nice architecture. While in Riga itself the population is decreasing every year, areas around Riga are the only ones in Latvia where it has increased, due to this massive housing development. So, with real estate loan boom we have got many "great things" at once:
1) crashed economy
2) thousands of people who are struggling hardly to repay their loans
3) American style urban sprawl around Riga and all the problems of it
Ķekava, Riga's urban area Reviewed by Ikars Kublins on Thursday, February 04, 2010 Rating: 5

1 comment:

  1. Finally with some colors the talented photographer is a very nice picture


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