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Confronting Suburbanization: Urban Decentralization in Postsocialist Central and Eastern Europe
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Confronting Suburbanization: Urban Decentralization in Postsocialist Central and Eastern Europe (Hardback)

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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

Architecture & DesignArchitectureLandscape art & architecturePhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsUrban communitiesScience & MathematicsRegional & area planningUrban & municipal planning Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd Publication Date: 17/10/2014 ISBN-13: 9781405185486  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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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.

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