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 appropriated has taken place, impacting the life of over 200 million urban residents in the region. The patterns of spatial organization, which have been established during this fairly limited but critical timeframe, are likely to set the direction of future urban development in CEE cities for a long time.
This book focuses on the spatial transformations in the most dynamically evolving urban areas of post-socialist Central and Eastern Europe, linking the restructuring of the built environment with the underlying processes and forces of socio-economic reforms. We hope that the detailed accounts of the spatial transformations in a key moment of urban history in the region will enhance our understanding of the linkages between society and space, adding to the knowledge that is needed for resolving the difficult challenges facing cities throughout the globe in the beginning of the twenty-first century.
INTRODUCTION,- Chapter 1: Taking stock of post-socialist urban development: a recapitulation: Kiril Stanilov,- PART 1: REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT TRENDS: Chapter 2: Political reform, economic development, and regional growth in post-socialist Europe: Kiril Stanilov,- Chapter 3: Regional growth dynamics in Central and Eastern Europe in the socio-economic and geographic context of a post-socialist reality: Koloman Ivanicka, Sr. and Koloman Ivanicka, Jr.,- Chapter 4: Urbanization patterns in Russia in the post-soviet era: Irina Molodikova and Alla Makhrova,- PART 2: NON-RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT: Chapter 5: The restructuring of non-residential uses in the post-socialist metropolis: Kiril Stanilov,- Chapter 6: Land market, commercial real estate, and the remolding of Moscow’s urban fabric: Alla Makhrova and Irina Molodikova,- Chapter 7: Office development and post-communist city formation: the case of Prague: Ludek Sýkora,- Chapter 8: The evolution of industrial areas in Budapest after 1989: Eva Kiss,- PART 3: RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT: Chapter 9: Housing trends in Central and Eastern European cities during and after the period of transition: Kiril Stanilov,- Chapter 10: Social and spatial consequences of the restitution of real estate: Birgit Glock et al ,- Chapter 11: The perils of post-socialist transformation: residential development in Sofia: Sonia Hirt and Kiril Stanilov,- Chapter 12: Upscale housing in post-soviet Moscow and its environs: Yuri Medvedkov and Olga Medvedkov,- PART 4: THE EVOLUTION OF PUBLIC SPACE: Chapter 13: Democracy, markets, and public space in the transitional societies of Central and Eastern Europe: Kiril Stanilov,- Chapter 14: Public space in the 'blue cities' of Russia: Barbara Engel,- Chapter 15: The peculiar history of (post)communist public places and spaces: Bucharest as a case study: Augustin Ioan,- Chapter 16: Urban transport in the Baltic republics: Sigurd Grava,- PART 5: PUBLIC POLICY ANDURBAN DEVELOPMENT: Chapter 17: Urban development policies in Central and Eastern Europe during the transition period and their impact on urban form: Kiril Stanilov,- Chapter 18: Belgrade’s post-socialist urban evolution: reflections by the actors in the development process: Sreten Vujovic and Mina Petrovic,- Chapter 19: Urban development, legislation, and planning in post-socialist Zagreb: Branko I. Cavric and Zorica Nedovic-Budic,- PART 6: PLANNING THE POST-SOCIALIST CITY: Chapter 20: Urban planning and the challenges of the post-socialist transformation: Kiril Stanilov,- Chapter 21: The post-socialist urban restructuring of Ljubljana: strengthening identity: Kaliopa Dimitrovska Andrews et al,- Chapter 22: Urban futures: strategic planning in post-socialist Europe: Sasha Tsenkova,- Chapter 23: Urban and regional planning in Central and Eastern European countries – from EU requirements to innovative practices: Karina M. Pallagst and Georges Mercier