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Hirt, Sonia.

Iron curtains : gates, suburbs, and privatization of space in the post-socialist city / Sonia A. Hirt. - Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley & Sons, 2012. - 1 online resource

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction -- Public, private, privatism -- The post-socialist city -- Post-modern urbanism revisited -- Sofia : wither the socialist city -- The ninth ring: suburbanizing Sofia -- Iron curtains I: gated homes -- Iron curtains II: gated complexes -- Architecture of disunity -- Possibilities -- Figures and tables -- Appendix -- References -- Notes.

Utilizing research conducted primarily with residents of Sofia, Bulgaria, Iron Curtains: Gates, Suburbs, and Privatization of Space in the Post-socialist City explores the human dimension of new city-building that has emerged in East Europe. Features original data, illustrations, and theory on the process of privatization of resources in societies undergoing fundamental socio-economic transformations, such as those in Eastern EuropeRepresents the sole in-depth monograph on contemporary urbanism in Southeast EuropeMakes a broader statement on issues of urbanism in Europe and other parts of the w.

9781118295946 1118295943 9781118295922 1118295927 9781118295953 1118295951

10.1002/9781118295922 Wiley InterScience http://www3.interscience.wiley.com AF7C522D-26E1-4D12-B58F-B36C6CFED5F1 OverDrive, Inc. http://www.overdrive.com


2000-2099


City planning--Former communist countries.
City planning--Europe, Eastern.
Property--Former communist countries.
Property--Europe, Eastern.
Gated communities--Former communist countries.
Gated communities--Europe, Eastern.
Equality--Europe, Eastern.
POLITICAL SCIENCE--Public Policy--Regional Planning.
City planning.
Equality.
Gated communities.
Property.
Social conditions


Europe, Eastern--Social conditions--21st century.
Europe, Eastern.
Former communist countries.


Electronic books.

HT169.E82 / H57 2012eb

307.1/21609171/7

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