Socioecological problems of the modern city, as an artificial environment of the individual’s existence

  • N. G. Komуkh Oles Honchar Dnipro National University
Keywords: socioecology, ecological safety, ecological city, the principle of co-evolution, the environment


The article deals with the problems belonging to the scientific field of social ecology, which is the branch of sociological knowledge. In particular, issues of the state of the city environment and public opinion regarding ecological problems are considered, on the example of the city of Dnipro. The basic methodological principles of research: the principle of co-evolution and the key positions of structuralist constructivism. On the basis of a thorough analysis of scientific sources, the definition of the environment of the human being is operationalized as a space consisting of the components: the biosphere, technosphere and artificial space (physical) - a place (city, village), housing, as well as a society represented by three levels: socio-etal (culture , political power), institutional (institutions of society, unifying statuses and roles of individuals) status-role. It is established that public opinion is highly concerned about the environmental situation of the environment, however, environmental values are far from the first place in the status-hierarchical structure of social values, which impedes the ecologization of social practices and the institutionalization of environmental interests. According to the results of a sociological survey of residents of the city, it was established that among the existing environmental problems in the city leaders are: pollution of water bodies; atmospheric air pollution; deterioration of drinking water quality; the state of garbage dumps. It was clarified that the effects of the representation of the ecology of the spatial organization of the city are in a state of awareness both from the side of society and the authorities. The emphasis is on key principles and actors in solving environmental problems of the city.


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How to Cite
KomуkhN. (2018). Socioecological problems of the modern city, as an artificial environment of the individual’s existence. Grani, 21(10), 105-112.