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Confronting Suburbanization : Urban Decentralization in Postsocialist Central and Eastern Europe, Paperback / softback Book

Confronting Suburbanization : Urban Decentralization in Postsocialist Central and Eastern Europe Paperback / softback

Edited by Kiril Stanilov, Ludek Sykora

Part of the IJURR Studies in Urban and Social Change Book Series series

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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

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