Suburban Residential Development in Post-socialist Urban Regions: The Case of Moscow, Sofia, and Budapest

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Suburban growth has been one of the most prevailing urban phenomena that has shaped the urban landscape in Central and Eastern Europe since 1990. Triggered by the fundamental reorganisation of societal and economic systems, the social and spatial setting of post-socialist urban regions has changed significantly.1 These changes are especially striking in terms of housing. After the collapse of the centrally controlled system for the planning and distribution of housing, local land and housing markets were liberalised. Due to the privatisation of housing and the appearance of new actors, urban areas underwent far-reaching transformation.


Housing Market Urban Sprawl Housing Construction Housing Estate Core City 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography (IfL)LeipzigGermany
  2. 2.Geographical Research Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (GRIHAS)BudapestHungary

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