Urban conflicts

Urban conflicts:

The role, functions, structure of urban public spaces as a place of communication and territorial identity are changing. During the last decade, transformation of public spaces in post-Soviet metropolitan centers was significant and characterized by their commercialization, sacralization and increasing role of indoor public spaces (malls).

Research questions: What are the transformations take place in public spaces in metropolises? How is the perception of the urban space of large cities changing? What kinds of conflicts take place in open public spaces?

Author: Dr. Kostyantyn Mezentsev

 

Urban Conflicts: monument conservation and new developements

Manifold conflicts characterize cities. The struggle between development interests and the preservation of cultural heritage represents one interesting source of urban conflict which seems to be prevalent in particular in cities of transition.  The article of Alexander Litvin touches