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Inner-City Transformations after Socialism. Findings from Interviews with New Residents of Pre-War Tenement Houses in Gdańsk

Inner-City Transformations after Socialism. Findings from Interviews with New Residents of Pre-War Tenement Houses in Gdańsk

Issues of intense suburbanization and urban sprawl have been the most discussed threads in the recent debate on urban development in Poland. Meanwhile, in numerous cities of Western Europe signs of inner-city revival have been observed and investigated. Led by demographic and lifestyle changes alike, such reurbanization trends are found to be closely related to household transformations. Results of undertaken studies indicate that residential preferences of non-traditional households, such as singles, cohabitations, childless couples or flatsharers, gravitate to inner-city living. The aim of this paper is to reveal similar tendencies in a postsocialist city, using the example of Gdańsk. Presented results of statistical and qualitative data analyses point towards confirmation of incipient reurbanization, although with several distinctions following from the postsocialist context.

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Large cities in Poland in face of demographic changes

: Politechnika Opolska, pp. 139-198. Lutz, W., Sanderson, W., Scherbov, S. and Samir, K.C., 2008: Demographic and Human Capital Trends in Eastern Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa, Washington DC: Migration Policy Institute. Markowski, T. and Marszał,T., 2006: Metropolie obszary metropolitalne metropolizacja. Problemy i pojęcia podstawowe (Metropolises Metropolitan Areas Metropolisation. The Problems And Basic Concepts - in Polish), Warszawa: Polska Akademia Nauk, Komitet Przestrzennego Zagospodarowania Kraju. Nelle, A.B., 2014: Re-urbanization

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European post-socialist cities and their near hinterland in intra-urban geography literature

change in Polish and Czech inner cities. In: Cities, 29 (5), pp. 318‒326. Haase, A., Herfert, G., Kabisch, S. and Steinfuhrer, A., 2012: Reurbanizing Leipzig (Germany): Context conditions and residential actors (2000‒2007). In: European Planning Studies, 20 (7), pp. 1173‒1196. Haase, A., Steinfuhrer, A., Kabisch, S., Grossmann, K. and Hall, R. eds., 2011: Residential change and demographic challenge. The inner city of East Central Europe in the 21st century, Aldershot, Burlington: Ashgate. Haase, D., Haase, A

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Analysis of Regulation of Residential Suburbanisation in Hinterland of Post-socialist ‘One Hundred Thousands’ City of České Budějovice

, pp. 425-440. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-5661.2011.00427.x Haase, A., Herfert, G., Kabisch, S. and Steinführer, A. , 2012: Reurbanizing Leipzig (Germany): Context conditions and residential actors (2000-2007). In: European Planning Studies , Volume 20, Issue 7, Oxford - New York: Routledge, pp. 1173-1196. DOI: http:// dx.doi.org/10.1080/09654313.2012.674349 Haase, D., and Nuissl, H. , 2007: Does urban sprawl drive changes in the water balance and policy?: The case of Leipzig (Germany) 1870-2003. In: Landscape and Urban Planning , Volume 80, Issue 1

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