(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

The uneven struggle for bluefields : waterfront transformation in post-socialist Bratislava

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The paper focuses on the uneven access to the waterfront in post-socialist Bratislava. A. uses the bluefield concept of Pinch, P. and Munt, I. (2002). The goal of the paper is to investigate the mechanisms and key forces of waterfront transformation in post-socialist Bratislava in the context of institutional practices, where the role of individual stakeholders and planning are critically evaluated. The limited capacity of post-socialist institutions to mediate and respond to the dynamically increasing demand to waterfronts is highlighted. In the paper two case study areas are investigated with sharply different conditions. In the case of Karlova Ves cove contradictions between the use value and exchange value is demonstrated, leading to a sharp struggle among potential users. The transformation of the second chosen area, Jarovce river branch, demonstrates a power invasion in the area and the illegal privatisation of public areas by "better off" people. - (AM)


Article of periodic

published at : Hungarian Geographical Bulletin

Editor : Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest - HONGRIE (2009)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 63, no3 [pp. 335-352]

Bibliographic references : 33 ref.

Collation : 3 fig., 4 phot.



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