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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2014/B53/S21.069

URBAN PLANNING GAP IN THE CONTEXT OF TRANSITION PERIOD IN SERBIA

A. Bobic, J. Cvejic, S. Radulovic, A. Tutundzic
Wednesday 1 October 2014 by Libadmin2014

References: 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2014, www.sgem.org, SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-19-3 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 19-25, 2014, Book 5, Vol. 3, 521-528 pp

ABSTRACT
The starting point of this paper is to establish a correlation between phenomenon of
large production of projects and the phenomenon of postmodernity, which explains the
evident quantitative and qualitative discrepancy between the number of developed and
implemented projects. This phenomenon is characteristic for the transition period of
Serbian society as well, and it is evident in all spheres of activity, particularly in cities. In this context, series of important studies and projects harmonised with contemporary theoretical doctrine and the best European practices, were initiated in Serbia. The goal of this paper is to explain the phenomenon of mass production of projects in urban practices, usually not implemented regardless their importance and role in life quality improvement and principled support from officials at all decision making levels. The discursive analysis of the disparity between production and realization of the projects led to the conclusion that its roots are in the change of character of capitalism in terms of periodical increase of consumption in the short period of time.

Keywords: posmodernity; consumption; spatial and urban planning; landscape; climate change; economic transition