Modeling Post-Socialist Urbanization: The Case of Budapest

Modeling Post-Socialist Urbanization: The Case of Budapest

Kiss, Daniel

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  • 9783035616460
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  • English
  • 208
  • Birkhauser
  • Dec 2018
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The author examines the urban development of Budapest from 1990 to 2010. This period is characterized by the significant decline in communally town planning: given the structural legacies of socialist urbanization, the decentralization of government and resources, and the impact of a post-socialist culture struggle, a trend is being analyzed in which nebulous competencies lead to unclear and thus to a failure of higher-level planning.

The ensuing consequence is an increase in large, investment-driven projects: it is characteristic of these privately financed projects that they do not submit to higher level control, in particular when these control bodies are rather weak. This model-based analysis presents the phenomenon as exemplary of the development in post-socialist cities.