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Confronting Suburbanization: Urban Decentralization in Postsocialist Central and Eastern Europe

Author/EditorStanilov K (Author)
Sykora, Ludek (Author)
ISBN: 9781405185479
Pub Date17/10/2014
BindingPaperback
Pages360
Dimensions (mm)228(h) * 158(w) * 17(d)
This fascinating book explains the processes of suburbanization in the context of post-socialist societies transitioning from one system of socio-spatial order to another. Case studies of seven Central and Eastern Europe city regions illuminate growth patterns and key conditions for the emergence of sprawl.
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This fascinating book explains the processes of suburbanization in the context of post-socialist societies transitioning from one system of socio-spatial order to another. Case studies of seven Central and Eastern Europe city regions illuminate growth patterns and key conditions for the emergence of sprawl.


Breaks new ground, offering a systematic approach to the analysis of the global phenomenon of suburbanization in a post-socialist context
Tracks the boom of the post-socialist suburbs in seven CEE capital city regions Budapest, Ljubljana, Moscow, Prague, Sofia, Tallinn, and Warsaw
Situates the experience of the CEE countries in the broader context of global urban change
Case studies examine the phenomenon of suburbanization along four main vectors of analysis related to development patterns, driving forces, consequences and impacts, and management of suburbanization
Highlights the critical importance of public policies and planning on the spread of suburbanization

This fascinating book explains the processes of suburbanization in the context of post-socialist societies transitioning from one system of socio-spatial order to another. Case studies of seven Central and Eastern Europe city regions illuminate growth patterns and key conditions for the emergence of sprawl.


Breaks new ground, offering a systematic approach to the analysis of the global phenomenon of suburbanization in a post-socialist context
Tracks the boom of the post-socialist suburbs in seven CEE capital city regions Budapest, Ljubljana, Moscow, Prague, Sofia, Tallinn, and Warsaw
Situates the experience of the CEE countries in the broader context of global urban change
Case studies examine the phenomenon of suburbanization along four main vectors of analysis related to development patterns, driving forces, consequences and impacts, and management of suburbanization
Highlights the critical importance of public policies and planning on the spread of suburbanization

Kiril Stanilov is a Senior Research Associate at the Martin Centre for Architectural and Urban Studies, University of Cambridge. His research interests are centred on explorations of contemporary patterns of urban growth and change, and the role played by public policies in shaping urban form transformations. His book publications include Twenty Years of Transition (2009), The Post-Socialist City (2007), and Suburban Form (2003). Lud k Sykora is a Professor in the Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague. His research is focused on conceptualization and empirical studies of urban transformations in post-communist cities. He is the joint author of Regional Policy and Planning in Europe (with Paul Balchin and Gregory Bull, 1999) and author of a number of journal articles and book chapters dealing with urban change in Central and East European cities.

Notes on Contributors vii List of Illustrations x Glossary xvi Series Editors Preface xx Preface xxi 1 The Challenge of Postsocialist Suburbanization 1 Ludik Sykora and Kiril Stanilov 2 Urban Sprawl on the Danube: The Impacts of Suburbanization in Budapest 33 Zoltan Kovacs and Ivan Tosics 3 Confronting Suburbanization in Ljubljana: From Urbanization of the Countryside to Urban Sprawl 65 Nata a Pichler-Milanoviae 4 Suburbanization of Moscow s Urban Region 97 Isolde Brade, Alla Makhrova, and Tatyana Nefedova 5 Prague: Urban Growth and Regional Sprawl 133 Ludik Sykora and Ondre j Mulice k 6 Sprawling Sofia: Postsocialist Suburban Growth in the Bulgarian Capital 163 Kiril Stanilov and Sonia Hirt 7 Suburbanization in the Tallinn Metropolitan Area 192 Kadri Leetmaa, Anneli Kahrik, Mari Nuga, and Tiit Tammaru 8 Lessons from Warsaw: The Lack of Coordinated Planning and Its Impacts on Urban Sprawl 225 Andrzej Lisowski, Dorota Mantey, and Waldemar Wilk 9 Postsocialist Suburbanization Patterns and Dynamics: A Comparative Perspective 256 Kiril Stanilov and Ludik Sykora 10 Managing Suburbanization in Postsocialist Europe 296 Kiril Stanilov and Ludik Sykora Index 321

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