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Hybrid spatialities: Multi-storey extensions of socialist blocks of flats under post-socialist transition in Serbia, the case of Nis
Nis University.
Nis University.
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies. (Urban Planning and Urban Design)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2386-0663
2015 (English)In: Urban Studies, ISSN 0042-0980, E-ISSN 1360-063XArticle in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

The aim of this research is to study the emergence and evolution of the multi-storey extension (MSE) of socialist blocks of flats in the form of additional storeys or lofts on top of host buildings, which is seen as a dominant model of post-socialist spatial change in inherited multi-storey housing areas in Serbia. Relying on an analysis of empirical data sources, interviews, observation and a comparative analysis, the paper investigates the MSE as a predominantly self-organising process. It also considers its manifestations at different operational and spatial levels in the study area of the city of Nis. It is argued that the MSE, under conditions of low economic capacity, an indifferent attitude of local authorities, an inconsistent legislative environment, and the market as an essential driving force of the process, results in uneven urban transformations, both in physical and social terms.

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London: Urban Studies Journal Limited , 2015.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-165795DOI: 10.1177/0042098015571887ISI: 000373700400015ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84962145335OAI: diva2:808827

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Available from: 2015-04-29 Created: 2015-04-29 Last updated: 2016-05-03Bibliographically approved

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