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The Urban Mosaic of Post-Socialist EuropePlanning and societal context — The case of Belgrade, Serbia

The Urban Mosaic of Post-Socialist Europe: Planning and societal context — The case of Belgrade,... 14 Planning and societal context – The case of Belgrade, Serbia Miodrag Vujoševiü and Zorica Nedoviü -Budiü Introduction Urban planning takes place in and is adapted to a rapidly changing and increas- ingly turbulent world. Despite the claims made for the shift from state socialism in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) as being a gradual process, the actual disman- tling of the communist system in the late 1980s constituted a substantial change in all aspects of societal organization. The extent of the CEE socio-economic and po- litical changes of the late 1980s and early 1990s prompted, among other shocks, "a new notion of planning" (Maier 1994, p. 263) there. The changes that most di- rectly influenced urban development and planning were the privatization of urban land and structures, the decentralization of government, and the relinquishing of the land development process to market forces and a multiplicity of investors and other participants. That societal transformation created turmoil and controversy in the planning profession. Although the formal legal power of planning survived and in fact new laws were enacted, from the viewpoint of citizens, planning’s le- gitimacy was challenged, and was a non-priority for the politicians (Sýkora 1995, 1999); planning was http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

The Urban Mosaic of Post-Socialist EuropePlanning and societal context — The case of Belgrade, Serbia

Part of the Contributions to Economics Book Series
Editors: Tsenkova, Sasha; Nedović-Budić, Zorica

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Publisher
Physica-Verlag HD
Copyright
© Physica-Verlag Heidelberg 2006
ISBN
978-3-7908-1726-3
Pages
275 –294
DOI
10.1007/3-7908-1727-9_14
Publisher site
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Abstract

14 Planning and societal context – The case of Belgrade, Serbia Miodrag Vujoševiü and Zorica Nedoviü -Budiü Introduction Urban planning takes place in and is adapted to a rapidly changing and increas- ingly turbulent world. Despite the claims made for the shift from state socialism in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) as being a gradual process, the actual disman- tling of the communist system in the late 1980s constituted a substantial change in all aspects of societal organization. The extent of the CEE socio-economic and po- litical changes of the late 1980s and early 1990s prompted, among other shocks, "a new notion of planning" (Maier 1994, p. 263) there. The changes that most di- rectly influenced urban development and planning were the privatization of urban land and structures, the decentralization of government, and the relinquishing of the land development process to market forces and a multiplicity of investors and other participants. That societal transformation created turmoil and controversy in the planning profession. Although the formal legal power of planning survived and in fact new laws were enacted, from the viewpoint of citizens, planning’s le- gitimacy was challenged, and was a non-priority for the politicians (Sýkora 1995, 1999); planning was

Published: Jan 1, 2006

Keywords: Gross Domestic Product; Planning System; Urban Land; Spatial Plan; Master Plan

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