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Transformation of Public Space in Zagreb since 2000

Zlatar Gamberožić, Jelena; Svirčić Gotovac, Anđelina
Transformation of Public Space in Zagreb since 2000 // Research in Urban Sociology, 15 (2016), 105-126 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)

Transformation of Public Space in Zagreb since 2000

Zlatar Gamberožić, Jelena ; Svirčić Gotovac, Anđelina

Research in Urban Sociology (1047-0042) 15 (2016); 105-126

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Public space; public interest; urban actors; qualitative

Since the 1990s transition period and especially since 2000 public space in Croatia has repeatedly been violated by private interest. This is visible in coastal regions, rural landscapes, urban green areas, parks, squares, and streets which have been completely or partly privatized. Urban actors (economic, political, civil, and professional) play different roles in these changes, and there is a hierarchy in their relations: economic and political actors are very powerful and have a prominent place in urban and suburban spatial transformations. Civil society actors and professionals, on the other hand, have very little control or influence. Urban actors have different interests and conflicting opinions. The results of our research (qualitative research method of semi-structured interviews with various experts) show that today spatial changes are mostly dictated by economic actors in a close alliance with political actors. It is therefore vital that in future we clearly define public space and public interest andeducate society about their importance. Only then can inadequate private intervention in public space be prevented and a balance between private and public interest be restored with all actors making decisions together. This is, after all, a real, participatory democracy that all transition societies (including Croatia) aim to achieve.

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Znanstvena područja

Book Series: Research in Urban Sociology, Volume 15 - Public Spaces: Times of Crisis and Change


Institut za društvena istraživanja , Zagreb

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