Publications in English

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Tosics, I. – Colini, L. (2022). Territorial effects of EU policies: which social outcomes at the local level? In: Kazepov, Y. – Barberis, E. – Cucca, R. – Mocca, E. (eds), Handbook on Urban Social Policies. International Perspectives on Multilevel Governance and Local Welfare. Research Handbooks in Urban Studies series. Cheltenham, UK – Northampton: Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 308–324. Ebook sample
Tosics, I. (2022). Governance models and development ideas for metropolitan areas. Metrolab Magazine Vienna ­– Program on the new role of metropolitan areas. May 2022. Download
Tosics, I. (2021). Urban agendas in the European context. In: European Public Mosaic 15: Urban Agendas, pp. 42–61. Download
Tosics, I. – Tulumello, S. (2021). Between markets and social rights: confused EU housing policies. In: Daniel Rauhut – Franziska Sielker – Alois Humer (eds), EU Cohesion Policy and Spatial Governance. Territorial, Social and Economic Challenges. Cheltenham, UK – Northampton: Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 244–259.  Download
Atkinson, Rob – de Gregorio Hurtado, Sonia – Larsen, Jacob Norvig – Rossignolo, Cristiana – Russel, Paula – Stănuș, Cristina – Tosics, Iván – Zimmermann Karsten (2021). Editorial. Urban Research & Practice 14/2, pp. 111–116.  
Tosics, I. (2020). Cities against the pandemic. FEPS COVID Response Papers 6, July 2020. Download

Tosics, I. – Sanabria, M. – Adams, E. (2020). How are cities implementing place-based approaches? Porto City Lab paper. URBACT Knowledge Hub, September 2020.

Bressaud, S. – Patti, D. – Tosics, I. (2019). The Local Pact: a new approach for tackling urban poverty. Policy Paper. Commissioned by the URBACT Secretariat as a Capitalisation Activity within the Urban Agenda for the EU Partnership on Urban Poverty. December 2019. Download

Tosics, I. (2019). Post-Socialist City. In: Anthony M Orum (ed.), The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopaedia of Urban and Regional Studies. John Wiley & Sons, April 2019.

Gerőházi, É. – Tosics, I. (2019). Győr. How to compete with capital cities. European Investment Bank. Download (available in English, German, French and Hungarian)

Tosics, I. (2018). New urban planning: long-lasting innovation or just a temporary illusion? / Planification urbaine innovante: innovation longue durée, ou bien simple illusion temporaire? La revue urbanisme 66, pp. 69–72. Download

Tosics, I. (2018). Lessons To Be Learnt From The Economic Crisis. Second Chance Thematic Paper No 3: Involving Urban Actors in the Reactivation of Vacant Buildings. 29 July 2018.

Tosics, I. (2018). The Urban Dimension of the EU Cohesion Policy and Beyond / Dimensioni urban i Politikës së Kohezionit të BE-së dhe më tej. Annual Review of Territorial Governance in Albania I, pp. 167–177.  Download

Gerőházi, É. – Tosics, I. (with the contribution of Anna Bajomi, Vera Horváth, Hanna Szemző, Andrea Tönkő and Diána Vonnák) (2018). Addressing Metropolitan Challenges for the Barcelona Metropolitan Area. Lessons from five European metropolitan areas: Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Greater Manchester, Stuttgart and Zürich. Prepared by the Metropolitan Research Institute of Budapest for the Barcelona Metropolitan Area (AMB). Barcelona: Àrea Metropolitana de Barcelona. Download

Tosics, I. (2018). Local Governance under Centralisation and Shrinking Democracy – the Case of Budapest In: Restless Cities: Lessons from Central Europe. Based on the training Enhancing Sustainable Urban Development in Local Politics. Prague: Heinrich Böll Stiftung. Download

Simeonova, V. – van Eupen, M. – Clement, J. – Baraggia, A. – van der Grift, E. – Sandkjær Hanssen, G. – Hofstad, H. – Tosics, I. – Gerohazi, E. (2018). SPIMA – Spatial dynamics and strategic planning in metropolitan areas. Targeted Analyis. ESPON. Download

Tosics, I. (2017). Dilemmas around Urban Growth and Density? A Focus on Vienna’s Aspern Seestadt. In: Batista, A. – Kovács, Sz. – Lesky, C. (eds), Rethinking Density. Art, Culture and Urban Practices. Publication Series of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Vol 20. Berlin: Sternberg Press, pp. 122–133. Download

Pauleit, S. – Hansen, R. – Rall E-L. – Zölch, T. – Andersson, E. – Luz A-C. – Szaraz, L. – Tosics, I. – Vierikko, K. (2017). Urban Landscapes and Green Infrastructure. In: Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science. Subject: Environment and Human Health, Management and Planning.  Download

Tosics, I. (2017). Hungary. In: M. Pareja – N. Winston (eds), Sustainable Communities and Urban Housing: A Comparative European Perspective. London: Routledge.

Tosics, I. (2016). Integrated Territorial Investment – A Missed Opportunity? In: Bachtler, J. – Berkowitz, P. – Hardy, S. – Muravska, T. (eds), EU Cohesion Policy. Reassessing performance and direction. London: Routledge. pp 284–296.

Tosics, I. (2016). How to wake up the sleeping giants? About the URBACT Second Chance network. URBACT Knowledge Hub, 24 March 2016.

Tosics, I. (2015). The European Demographic Challenge – Cities with Alternative Destinies. In: F. Prettenthaler, F. – L. Meyer – W. Polt (Hrsg.), Demography and climate change. Studien zum Klimawandel in Österreich. Band X. Joanneum Research Policies. Wien: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschften, pp. 141–150.

Tosics, I. (2015). Integrated Regeneration of Deprived Areas and the New Cohesion Policy Approach. An URBACT contribution to the European Urban Agenda. URBACT Knowledge Hub, August 2015.

Tosics, I (2015). Housing renewal in Hungary: from socialist non-renovation through individual market actions to area-based public intervention. In: Turkington, R. – Watson, C. (eds), Renewing Europe’s Housing. Bristol – Chicago: Policy Press, pp. 161–186. Download Pt1 Download Pt2 [references] 

Kovács, Z. – Tosics, I. (2014). Urban Sprawl On The Danube: The Impacts Of Suburbanization In Budapest. In: Stanilov, K. – Sykora, L. (eds), Confronting Suburbanisation: Urban Decentralization in Post-Socialist Central and Eastern Europe. Studies in Urban and Social Change. Wiley Blackwell Publishing, pp. 33–64. Download

Tosics, I. (2014). Art and the Regeneration of Deprived Public Spaces. In: Batista, A. – Kovács, Sz. – Lesky, C. (eds), Artistic Transformation Of The City Space. Stimulation of the sensual sphere by using, collecting and reflecting urban situations. Budapest – Wien: Austrian-Hungarian Action Fund. Download

Nilsson, Kjell et al. (2014). Strategies for Sustainable Urban Development and Urban-Rural Linkages, Research briefings, March 2014, European Journal of Spatial Development 12/3. Download

Ekés, A. – Gerőházi, É. – Gertheis, A. – Hegedüs, J. –Tosics, I. – Tönkő, A. (2013). The state of the Western subregion’s cities. In: The state of European cities in transition 2013. Taking stock after 20 years of reform. Nairobi – Krakow: UN Habitat, pp. 54–101. Download

Tosics, I. (2013). From Socialism to Capitalism: The Social Outcomes of the Restructuring of Cities. In: N. Carmon – S. Fainstein (eds), Policy, Planning, and People. Promoting Justice in Urban Development. Philadelphia:University of Pennsylvania Press, pp. 75–100. Download

Tosics, I. – Gerőházi, É. (2013). Metropolitan Areas in Action. Analysis of European cities. Background study for the Eurocities publication ‘Metropolitan Areas’. In: Action Summary Report. November 2013. Download

Colini, L. – Czischke, D. – Güntner, S. – Tosics, I. – Ramsden, P. (2013). Against divided cities in Europe. Cities of Tomorrow – Action Today. URBACT II Capitalisation.

Tosics, I. (2013). Sustainable land use in peri-urban areas: government, planning and financial instruments. In: Nillson, K. – Pauleit, S. – Bell, S. – Aalbers, C. – Nielsen, T. S. (eds), Peri-Urban Futures: Scenarios and models for land use change in Europe. Heidelberg – New York – Dordrecht  – London – Springer, pp. 373–404. Download

Dodd, J. – Fox, T. – Güntner, S. – Provan, B. – Tosics, I. (2013). Housing investments supported by the European Regional Development Fund 2007–2013. European Commission, Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy.

Tosics I. (2012). Housing and the State in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. In: Susan J. Smith –  Marja Elsinga – Lorna Fox O’Mahony – Ong Seow Eng – Susan Wachter – Chris Hamnett (eds), International Encyclopedia of Housing and Home, Vol 3. Oxford: Elsevier, pp. 355–362. Download

Soto, P. – Houk, M. – Ramsden, P. – Tosics, I. (2012). Integrated Territorial Investments. A powerful tool for innovation and change in European cities. LDNet.  

Gerőházi, É. – Hegedüs, J. – Szemző, H. – Tomay, K. – Tosics, I. (2012). The impact of European demographic trends on regional and urban development. In: Cristina Martinez-Fernandez, C. – Kubo, N. – Noya, A. – Weyman, T. (eds), Demographic Change and Local Development: Shrinkage, Regeneration and Social Dynamics. OECD Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) Working Paper Series, pp. 281–290. Download

Parkinson, M. – Meegan, R. – Karecha, J. – Evans, R. – Jones, G. – Sotarauta, M. – Ruokolainen, O. – Tosics, I. – Gertheis, A. – Tönkő, A. – Hegedüs, J. – Illés, I. – Lefèvre, C. – Hall, O. (2012). Secondary Growth Poles in Territorial Development in Europe: Performance, Policies and Prospects. Final Report of ESPON Applied Research 1/11/2013. Download

Tosics, I. (2012). The Chinese urban development dilemma: heritage and green areas as victims of rapid urbanization. Mazowsze Studia Regionalne  9/2012, pp. 87-100. Download

Tosics, I. (2011). The European Demographic Challenge: Urban Problems and Responses. In: Urban Governance in the EU. Current Challenges and Future Prospects. EU, Committee of the Regions, pp. 159–168. Download

Tosics, I. (2011). Governance challenges and models for the cities of tomorrow. Issue paper prepared for the European Commission – DG Regional Policy for the Cities of Tomorrow programme. January 2011.

Tosics, I. (2011). Multilevel government systems in urban areas. Differences in administrative-government systems between member states. In: Grisel, M. – van de Waart, F. (eds), Multilevel Urban Governance or the Art of Working Together. EUKN, pp. 26–35. Download

Gerőházi, É. – Hegedüs, J. – Szemző, H. – Tosics, I. – Tomay, K. – Gere, L. (2011). The impact of European demographic trends on regional and urban development. Synthesis report. Hungarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Budapest, April 2011. Download

Piorr, A. – Ravetz, J. – Tosics, I. (eds) (2011). Peri-Urbanisation in Europe: Towards a European Policy to Sustain Urban-Rural Futures. Synthesis Report. University of Copenhagen / Academic Books Life Sciences. Download

Tosics, I. (2010). The approach of Budapest to the European Union The Europeanization of a post-socialist city. In: Hamedinger, A. – Wolffhardt, A. (eds), The Europeanization of Cities – Policies, Urban Change & Urban Networks. Amsterdam: Techne Press, pp. 127–144. Download

Tosics, I. (2009). Dilemmas of Integrated Area-Based Urban Renewal Programmes. The URBACT Tribune, November 2009, pp. 27–30.

Gerőházi, É. – Somogyi, E. – Tosics, I. (2009). How to tackle extreme deprivation and socio-spatial segregation? Policy efforts and their results in Hungary. Urban Research and Practice 2/2, pp. 206–217.

Tosics, I. (2008). Negotiating with the Commission: the debates on the ‘housing element’ of the Structural Funds. Urban Research and Practice 1/1, pp. 93–100. Download

Tosics, I. (2007). City-regions in Europe: the potentials and the realities. Town Planning Review 78/6, pp. 775–796. Download

Priemus, H. –Tosics, I. – Whitehead, C. (2007). Bengt Turner – Three Appreciations. European Journal of Housing Policy 7/3, pp. 235–240.

Homan, J. – Howl, D. – Tosics, I. (2007). URBACT Metrogov Final Report. Sub-national policy and governance on metropolitan issues: Birmingham / Budapest / Cologne / Frankfurt / Glasgow / Lille / Malmö / Milan.

Tosics, I. (2006). Spatial restructuring in post-socialist Budapest. In: S. Tsenkova – Z. Nedović-Budić (eds), The Urban Mosaic of Post-Socialist Europe. Space, Institutions and Policy. Heidelberg: Physica, pp. 131–150. Download

Tosics, I. (2006). Territorial cohesion in an enlarged Europe. In: L. Pedrazzini (ed), The Process of Territorial Cohesion in Europe. Milan: DIAP, Politecnico di Milano. Download

Dekker, K. – Hall S. – van Kempen, R. – Tosics, I. (2005). Restructuring large housing estates in European cities: an introduction. In: van Kempen, R. – Dekker, K. – Hall, S. – Tosics, I. (eds), Restructing Large Housing Estates in Europe. Bristol: The Policy Press, pp. 1–17. Download

Murie, A. – Tosics, I. – Aalbers, M. – Sendi, R. – Černič Mali, B. (2005). Privatisation and after. In: van Kempen, R. – Dekker, K. – Hall, S. – Tosics, I. (eds), Restructing Large Housing Estates in Europe. Bristol: The Policy Press, pp. 85–104. Download

Knorr-Siedow, T.  – Tosics, I. (2005). Knowledge management and enhanced policy application. In: van Kempen, R. – Dekker, K. – Hall, S. – Tosics, I. (eds), Restructing Large Housing Estates in Europe. Bristol: The Policy Press, pp. 321–340. Download

Tosics. I. (2005). Metropolitan cooperation as a precondition for international competitiveness. Special difficulties in preparing post-socialist cities for international competition: The case of Budapest. In: Giffinger, R (ed.), Competition between Cities in Central Europe: Opportunities and Risks of Cooperation. Bratislava: Road, pp. 78–88. Download

Tosics. I. (2005). City Development in Central and Eastern Europe Since 1990: the Impact of Internal Forces. In: F. E. Ian Hamilton – Kaliopa Dimitrovska Andrews – Nataša Pichler-Milanović (eds), Transformation of Cities in Central and Eastern Europe: towards globalization. Tokyo – New York: The United Nations University Press, pp. 44–78. Download

Tosics. I. (2005). Post-socialist Budapest: The invasion of market forces and the response of public leadership. In: F. E. Ian Hamilton – Kaliopa Dimitrovska Andrews – Nataša Pichler-Milanović (eds), Transformation of Cities in Central and Eastern Europe: towards globalization. Tokyo – New York: The United Nations University Press, pp. 248–280. Download

Szemző H. – Tosics I. (2005). Hungary. In: van Kempen, R. – Vermeulen, M. – Baan, A. (eds), Urban Issues and Urban Policies in the New EU Countries. Aldershot: Euricur – Ashgate, pp. 37–60. Download

Tosics, I. – Dukes, T. (2005). Urban Development Programmes in the Context of Public Administration and Urban Policy. Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie 96/4, pp. 390– 408. Download

Tosics, I. (2005). Alternativen zur Massenprivatisierung von Wohnraum. Ost-West-Gegeninformationen 17/1, pp. 8–10. Download

Tosics, I. – Szemző, H. – Gerőházi, É. (2005). Large Housing Estates in Hungary. Overview of developments and problems in Budapest and Nyíregyháza. RESTATE Report 4c. Utrecht: Utrecht University. Download

Tosics, I. – Szemző, H. (2004). Cities in Hungary. In: National Urban Policies in the European Union. Cities in the New EU Countries. Position, Problems, Policies. KPMG, Universiteit Utrecht. Amstelveen, pp. 23–29. Download

Tosics, I. (2004). European Urban Development: Sustainability and the Role of Housing. Journal of Housing and the Built Environment 19, pp. 67–90. Download

Giffinger, R. – Wimmer, J. – Kramar, H. – Szemző, H. – Tosics, I. (2003). Sozialvertragliche Stadtentwicklung im Stadtewettbewerb. Stadtentwicklungspolitik am Beispiel von Wien und Budapest. Wiener Beitrage zur Regionalwissenchaft, 18. Wien: Institut für Stadt- und Regionalforschung, Technische Universitat Wien.

Tosics, I. – Hegedüs, J. (2003). Housing in South-Eastern Europe. In: S. Lowe – S. Tsenkova (eds), Housing Change in East and Central Europe – Integration or Fragmentation? Aldershot: Ashgate, pp. 21–44. Download

Tosics, I. (2003). Comparative Perspectives on Urban Housing Conditions. In: S. Lowe – S. Tsenkova (eds), Housing Change in East and Central Europe – Integration or Fragmentation? Aldershot: Ashgate, pp. 73–80. Download

Tosics, I. (2002). Measuring and Evaluating Transition: The Blessing and Curse of Indicators. Transition Newsletter. The Newsletter about reforming economies 13/3 (May-June 2002). The World Bank in collaboration with Stockholm School of Economics, The William Davidson Institute.

Tosics, I. (2001). The dilemma of strategic planning in Central European cities: the examples of Vienna and Budapest. In: Talyigás, K. – Vajdovich-Visy, E. (eds), Fighting Poverty Together. Inter-Disciplinary and Inter-Sectoral Co-operation for the Improvement of the Quality of Social Services. The Budapest International Workshop. Budapest: Social Innovation Foundation, pp. 56–75. Download

Tosics, I. (2001). The mass give-away – lessons learnt from the privatisation of housing in central and eastern Europe. Eurocities Magazine 14 (Autumn 2001), pp. 15–16. Download

Tosics, I. – Hegedüs, J. – Gerőházi, É. (2001). The Dilemmas of Restructuring the Social Rental Sector in Hungary. In: Martin Lux (ed.), Social Housing in Europe 2000. International workshop, Prague, October 6th–7th 2000. Prague: Institute of Sociology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, pp. 49–60. Download

Tosics, I. (2000). Strategies of city development policy and urban development planning in Budapest. Forum Raumplanung 1/2000. Österreichische Gesellschaft für Raumplanung, ÖGR, Wien.

Tosics, I. – Hegedüs, J. (1998). Towards New Models of the Housing System. In: György Enyedi (ed.), Social Change and Urban Restructuring in Central Europe. Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, pp. 137–168.

Tosics, I. (1998). European integration and the East-Central European ‘outsiders’. In: Kleinmann, M. – Matznetter, W. – Stephens, M. (eds), European Integration and Housing Policy. London – New York: Routledge, pp. 275–299.

Tosics, I. – Hegedüs, J. (1998). Rent Reform – Issues for the Countries of Eastern Europe and the Newly Independent States. Housing Studies 13/5 (September 1998), pp. 657–678. Download

Tosics, I. – Pallai, K. (1998). Budapest. Gestaltung einer Grossstadt. Werk, Bauen+Wohnen 10 (Oktober 1998), pp. 22–44.

Tosics, I. (1997). Habitat II conference on Human Settlements, Istanbul, June 1996. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 21/2, pp. 366–372.

Tosics, I. – Hegedüs, J. (1996). Housing in Transition. In: Paul Balchin (ed.), Housing Policy in Europe. London – New York: Routledge, pp. 244–272.

Tosics, I. – Hegedüs, J. (1996). East-Central European Urban and Housing Indicators System. The Urban Age 4/2 (August 1996), p. 17. Download

Tosics, I. – Hegedüs, J. – Mayo, S.E. (1996). Transition of the Housing Sector in the East Central European Countries. Rewiew of Urban & Regional Development Studies 8, pp. 101–136. Download

Tosics, I. – Hegedüs, J. (1996). The Disintegration of the East-European Housing Model. In: Clapham, D. – Hegedüs, J. – Kintrea, K. – Tosics I. (eds), Housing Privatization in Eastern Europe. Contributions in Sociology 117. Westport, CT – London: Greenwood Press, pp. 15–40. Download

Tosics, I. – Hegedüs, J. – Mark, K. – Sárkány, Cs. (1996). Hungary. In: Clapham, D. – Hegedüs, J. – Kintrea, K. – Tosics I. (eds), Housing Privatization in Eastern Europe. Contributions in Sociology 117. Westport, CT – London: Greenwood Press, pp. 57–95.

Tosics, I. – Hegedüs, J. (1994). The Poor, the Rich and the Transformation of Urban Space: Editors’ Introduction to the Special Issue. Urban Studies 31/7, pp. 989–993.

Tosics, I. – Hegedüs, J. (1994). Privatization and Rehabilitation in the Budapest Inner Districts. Housing Studies 9/1, pp. 41–55.

Tosics, I. – Hegedüs, J. – Mark, K. (1994). The privatization dilemma in Budapest’s public rental housing sector. Szociológiai Szemle 2, pp. 24–50. Download

Hegedüs, J. – Mark, K. – Struyk, R. J. –Tosics, I. (1994). Tenant Satisfaction with Public Housing Management: Budapest in Transition. Housing Studies 9/3, pp. 315–328. Download

Tosics, I. – Hegedüs, J. – Mark, K. – Struyk, R. (1993). Local options for the Transformation of the Public Rental Sector. Empirical Results from Two Cities in Hungary. Cities: International Journal of Urban Policy 10/3 Special Issue: Housing reform in Eastern Europe, pp. 257–271. Download

Tosics, I. – Hegedüs, J. (1993). Housing indicators in transitional economies: a new tool for policy making. The Hungarian housing indicators program intensive survey. The Netherlands Journal of Housing and the Built Environment 8/1, pp. 85–95. Download

Tosics, I. – Hegedüs, J. (1992). Conclusion: Past Tendencies and Recent Problems of the East European Housing Model. In: B. Turner – J. Hegedüs – I. Tosics (eds), The Reform of Housing in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union. London – New York: Routledge, pp. 253–265.  Download

Tosics, I. – Hegedüs, J. (1991). Filtering in Socialist Housing Systems. Results of Vacancy Chain Surveys in Hungary. Urban Geography 12/1, pp. 19–34. Download

Tosics, I. – Hegedüs, J. (1991). Gentrification in Eastern Europe: the case of Budapest. In: Jan Van Weesep – Sako Musterd (eds), Urban Housing for the Better Off: Gentrification in Europe. Utrecht: Stedelijke Netwerken, pp. 124–136.

Tosics, I. – Hegedüs, J. – Struyk, R. (1990). Integrating State Rental Housing with the Private Market. Designing housing allowances for Hungary. Urban Institute Report 91-7. Washington, D.C.: Urban Institute. Download

Tosics, I. – Hegedüs, J. (1990). Moving Away from the Socialist Housing Model: The Changing Role of Filtering in Hungarian Housing. In: Willem van Vliet – Jan van Weesep (eds), Government and Housing. Developments in Seven Countries. Urban Affairs Annual Reviews Volume 36. Newbury Park – London – New Delhi: Sage Publications, pp. 242–258.

Tosics, I. – Hegedüs, J. (1990). Hungarian Housing Finance, 1983–1990. A failure of housing reform. Housing Finance International 5/1 (August 1990), pp. 34–41. Download

Tosics, I. – Lowe, S. (1988). The social use of market processes in British and Hungarian housing policies. Housing Studies 3, pp. 159–171.

Tosics, I. (1988). Inequalities in East European cities: can redistribution ever be equalizing and if so, why should we avoid it? A reply to Iván Szelényi. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 12/1 (March 1988), pp. 133–136.

Tosics, I. (1987). Privatization in housing policy: the case of the western countries and that of Hungary. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 11/1 (March 1987), pp. 61–78.

Tosics, I. (1987).  Dilemmas of Reducing Direct State Control. Recent Tendencies in Hungarian Housing Policy. In: Turner, B. – Kemeny, J. – Lundquist, L. (eds), Between State and Market: Housing in the Post-Industrial Era. Stockholm:Almqvist and Wiksell International, pp. 271–292.

Tosics, I. – Hegedüs, J. (1983). Housing classes and housing policy: Some changes in the Budapest housing market. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 7/4, pp. 467–494. Download