The Post-Socialist City Urban Form and Space Transformations in Central and Eastern Europe after Socialism

In the large body of literature produced during the last fifteen years on the transformation of Eastern European societies after the fall of communism, studies investigating changes in urban form and structure have been quite rare. Yet a profound reorganization of the manner in which urban space is...

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Bibliographic Details
Other Authors: Stanilov, Kiril (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: Dordrecht Springer Netherlands 2007, 2007
Edition:1st ed. 2007
Series:GeoJournal Library
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Urban and regional planning in Central and Eastern European countries – from EU requirements to innovative practices
  • Taking stock of post-socialist urban development: A recapitulation
  • Regional Development Trends
  • Political reform, economic development, and regional growth in post-socialist Europe
  • Regional growth dynamics in Central and Eastern Europe in the socio-economic and geographic context of a post-socialist reality
  • Urbanization patterns in Russia in the post-Soviet era
  • Non-Residential Development
  • The restructuring of non-residential uses in the post-socialist metropolis
  • Land market, commercial real estate, and the remolding of Moscow’s urban fabric
  • Office development and post-communist city formation: The case of Prague
  • The evolution of industrial areas in Budapest after 1989
  • Residential Development
  • Housing trends in Central and Eastern European cities during and after the period of transition
  • Social and spatial consequences of the restitution of real estate
  • The perils of post-socialist transformation: Residential development in Sofia
  • Upscale housing in post-Soviet Moscow and its environs
  • The Evolution of Public Space
  • Democracy, markets, and public space in the transitional societies of Central and Eastern Europe
  • Public space in the “blue cities” of Russia
  • The peculiar history of (post) communist public places and spaces: Bucharest as a case study
  • Urban transport in the Baltic republics
  • Public Policy and Urban Development
  • Urban development policies in Central and Eastern Europe during the transition period and their impact on urban form
  • Belgrade’s post-socialist urban evolution: Reflections by the actors in the development process
  • Urban development, legislation, and planning in post-socialist Zagreb
  • Planning the Post-Socialist City
  • Urban planning and the challenges of the post-socialist transformation
  • The post-socialist urban restructuring of Ljubljana: Strengthening identity
  • Urban futures: Strategic planning in post-socialist Europe