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Iron curtains : gates, suburbs, and privatization of space in the post-socialist city / Sonia A. Hirt.

By: Hirt, Sonia.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley & Sons, 2012Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781118295946; 1118295943; 9781118295922; 1118295927; 9781118295953; 1118295951.Subject(s): 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 | Europe, Eastern -- Social conditions -- 21st century | Equality -- Europe, Eastern | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Regional Planning | City planning | Equality | Gated communities | Property | Social conditions | Europe, Eastern | Former communist countries | 2000-2099Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Iron curtains.DDC classification: 307.1/21609171/7 Online resources: Wiley Online Library
Contents:
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.
Summary: 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.
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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.

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