Accession to the EU in May 2004 was a historic milestone for the spatial and urban development of the new member states. Meanwhile, the social and economic transition during the pre-accession phase already brought about radical changes in national urban systems and new challenges for regional development. In this edited volume, a carefully selected and specially commissioned set of articles, written by experts from both the new and the old EU member states, presents a comprehensive assessment of emerging political and planning solutions at local, regional, national and EU levels. Topics include brownfield redevelopment in the Czech Republic, urban sprawl in Hungary, the upgrading and integration of marginalized Roma settlements in Eastern Slovakia and sustainable coastal management in Cyprus.
Table of Contents
Contents: Spatial planning and urban development in the new EU member states: between adjustment and reinvention, Uwe Altrock, Simon GÃ¼ntner, Sandra Huning and Deike Peters. East-West Perspectives on Spatial Planning and Urban Development in the Enlarged EU: Spatial development and territorial cohesion in Europe, Klaus Kunzmann; EU enlargement and the challenges for spatial planning systems in the new member states, Simin Davoudi; The European Union and the European cities: three phases of the European urban policy, Susanne Frank. Spatial Planning and Sustainable Development in the New EU Member States: Sustainable spatial development in Slovenia: between global trends and local urban problems, Kaliopa Dimitrovska Andrews; Regional planning in Lithuania - experiences and challenges, Zigmas J. Daunora and PranciÅ¡kus JuÅ¡kevicus; Trends and problems of contemporary urbanization processes in Poland, Piotr Lorens; Urban development, policy and planning in the Czech Republic and Prague, Ludek Sykora; The Third World in the First World: development and renewal strategies for rural Roma ghettos in Slovakia, Jakob Hurrle; Urban development in Hungary after 1990, ZoltÃ¡n DÃ¶vényi and ZoltÃ¡n KovÃ¡cs; Cyprus, EU accession and the development of tourism, Richard Sharpley. Special Issues in Urban Planning in the New EU Member States: The increase of urban inequalities in Tallinn - does EU accession change anything?, Sampo Ruoppila; Development and planning in Latvia, the Riga region and the city of Riga, Inara Marana; Valetta: reinventing the 'City of the Order' for the 21st century, Conrad Thake; Problems of urban planning in Warsaw, Mareile Walter; Central Europe's brownfields: catalyzing a planning response in the Czech Republic, Yaakov Garb and Jirina Jackson; Index.
Uwe Altrock is Junior Professor in 'Urban Structures: Assessment and Conservation Policies' at Brandenburg Technical University, Germany. Simon GÃ¼ntner studied social sciences and urban planning in Duisburg and Cardiff. He was a Research Fellow and Lecturer in urban sociology at the Technical University Berlin and is currently Coordinator of a Working Group on the Role of Inhabitants in Urban Management for the EU-funded programme URBACT. Sandra Huning is an Urban Planner and currently working as an Urban Researcher in Berlin, Germany. Deike Peters is currently a DFG (German Research Society) Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Transatlantic Research Program at the Center for Metropolitan Studies, Technical University Berlin, Germany.
’...a timely and useful contribution to planning literature. Well structured and clearly written...focusing on the most significant planning issues facing each country in turn, this book provides a succinct analysis that will inform scholars and practitioners alike.’ Chris Couch, Liverpool John Moores University, UK ’...the book’s main strength is its multiple focus on different topics, geographical realities and territorial scales...[it] succeeds in its attempt to read divergent experiences through the same lens...’ Journal of Housing and the Built Environment 'The book will be very useful for all those who are interested in changes in NMSs. It not only presents these countries' problems of spatial planning in changing political and economical situations, but also presents these in a wider context- both spatially at EU and national scales and historically with the changing vision of cities and their role across Europe.' Urban Studies '...the book succeeds in its attempt to "read" divergent experiences through the same lens: the challenges that the new Member States are currently facing in the field of spatial development and spatial policies. This book is one of the first to contextualize those changes in the broader framework of European spatial planning and policy.' Journal of Housing and the Built Environment