Städtebau und Legitimation
Debatten um das unbebaute historische Warschauer Zentrum, 1945-1989
[Especially Central: Political Representation and Societal Conflict as Seen in the Urban Development of Two Historical Places in Warsaw, 1945–1989]
Series:Europas Osten im 20. Jahrhundert 9
Aims and Scope
“No urban development” was an expression of the struggle for legitimation of the communist rulers of the People’s Republic of Poland. The author examines decades-long open spaces at three historical sites in Warsaw to explore the conflict between revolutionary new beginnings, national traditions, and modernizing urban development. This focus exposes controversy and surprisingly open public debate between experts, politicians, and society.