Modeling Post-Socialist Urbanization: the Case of Budapest
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This book examines Budapest’s urban development, planning, and governance between 1990 and 2010. In the face of socialist urbanisation’s structural legacies, the recent radical decentralisation of government and resources and the impacts of a post-socialist war of ideologies, a trend is analysed which leads to an urbanisation mostly characterised by business-dominated development projects not integrated into any grand urban design.The author claims this outcome to be typical of the development of post-socialist cities and presents it in an abstract model establishing links between particular historical background conditions and the phenomena of Budapest’s recent urbanization.
ISBN 9783035616460. Birkhauser Verlag.