The detriments and benefits of the fall of planning: the evolution of public space in a Balkan post-socialist capital

Pojani, Dorina and Maci, Giulia (2015) The detriments and benefits of the fall of planning: the evolution of public space in a Balkan post-socialist capital. Journal of Urban Design, 20 2: 251-272. doi:10.1080/13574809.2015.1009013

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Author Pojani, Dorina
Maci, Giulia
Title The detriments and benefits of the fall of planning: the evolution of public space in a Balkan post-socialist capital
Journal name Journal of Urban Design   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1357-4809
1469-9664
Publication date 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/13574809.2015.1009013
Open Access Status
Volume 20
Issue 2
Start page 251
End page 272
Total pages 22
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Abstract The purpose of this paper is to trace the evolution of the concept and role of public spaces in the capital of Albania, Tirana, since the fall of communism almost a quarter of a century ago. During this time, public spaces have undergone a complete transformation, which is examined through a theoretical framework based on under- and over-management critiques of public space. Processes of public space under- and overmanagement are ongoing in Tirana, with neglect, car invasion and space privatization being the most problematic issues. However, the authors argue that both undermanagement and over-management have had benefits as well as harm, in terms of urban diversity (economic and visual) and security.
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