The Urban Mosaic of Post-Socialist Europe: Space, Institutions and Policy by Sasha TsenkovaThe Urban Mosaic of Post-Socialist Europe: Space, Institutions and Policy by Sasha Tsenkova

The Urban Mosaic of Post-Socialist Europe: Space, Institutions and Policy

bySasha TsenkovaEditorZorica Nedovic-Budic

Paperback | September 6, 2006

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This book explores urban dynamics in Europe fifteen years after the fall of communism. The 'urban mosaic' of the title expresses the complexity and diversity of the processes and spatial outcomes in post-socialist cities. Emerging urban phenomena are illustrated with case studies, focusing on historical themes, cultural issues and the socialist legacy. Among the cities analyzed are Kazan, St. Petersburg, Moscow, Warsaw, Prague, Komarno, Budapest, Belgrade, Bucharest, Sofia and Tirana.

Title:The Urban Mosaic of Post-Socialist Europe: Space, Institutions and PolicyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:390 pagesPublished:September 6, 2006Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3790817260

ISBN - 13:9783790817263

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Table of Contents

The Driving Forces of Post-Socialist Change.- The urban mosaic of post-socialist Europe.- Beyond transitions: Understanding urban change in post-socialist cities.- Institutional and spatial change.- Wall and mall: A metaphor for metamorphosis.- The spatial structures of Central and Eastern European cities.- Urban Processes and Spatial Change.- The changing spatial structure of post-socialist Sofia.- Spatial restructuring in post-socialist Budapest.- Poverty and inequality in Greater Tirana: The reality of peri-urban areas.- Urban Functions: Housing and Retail.- Urban housing markets in transition: New instruments to assist the poor.- Conquering the inner-city: Urban redevelopment and gentrification in Moscow.- The role of property rights reforms in Warsaw's housing market.- The retail revolution in post-socialist Central Europe and its lessons.- Spatial imprints of urban consumption: large-scale retail development in Warsaw.- Urban Planning and Policy Responses.- Planning and societal context - The case of Belgrade, Serbia.- Entrepreneurial governance and the urban restructuring of a Slovakian town.- Urban redevelopment programmes in Kazan, Russia.- Urban policies and the politics of public space in Bucharest.- The post-socialist urban world.