The book: "Selling One`s Favourite Piano to Emigrate. Mobility Patterns in Central Europe at the Beginning of the 21st Century", edited by Jakub Isański and Piotr Luczys, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle 2011.

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The book "Declining Cities/Developing Cities: Polish and German Perspectives", edited by Marek Nowak and Michał Nowosielski, Wydawnictwo Instytutu Zachodniego, Poznań 2008.


Contents

 

Introduction: The City. Polish and German Interpretations

Marek Nowak and Michał Nowosielski ....... pp. vii-xii

 

 

Part one: Global and Local Contexts of the Postcommunist City

 

 

Reconfiguring Europe: Expert knowledge, EU-projects, and the formation of ‘creative cities’

Bastian Lange ............... pp. 3-29

 

 

Transformation Processes and Cross-Border Cultures – a Milieu-Sensitive Approach toward Fractures of Decline and Growth

Heidi Fichter-Wolf and Thomas Knorr-Siedow ............. pp. 31-57

 

 

Between Europeanization and Marginalization – ‘‘Nested Urbanism’’ in a German-Polish Border Town

Jörg Dürrschmidt ............. pp. 57-76

 

 

Urban Shrinkage in East Central Europe? Benefits and Limits of a Cross-National Transfer of Research Approaches

Katrin Großmann, Annegret Haase, Dieter Rink, Annett Steinführer .............. pp. 77-99

 

 

Spatial Restructuring of the Katowice Conurbation

Jarosław Mikołajec ............. pp. 101-110

 

 

Part two: The City in Transition, Gentrification, Revitalization, Activization

 

 

Połwiejska Street in Transition: Gentrification or Revitalization?

Konrad Miciukiewicz ............ pp. 113-128

 

 

Regained Cities. The Renewal of Postgarrison Towns in Poland

Marcin Tujdowski .............. pp. 129-153

 

 

Postcommunist Citizenship? A Generational View of Social Microactivism Based on Surveys Conducted in Poznan

Marek Nowak ............... pp. 155-170

 

 

Activization – a Tool for Social Inclusion in the Context of Polish Cities?

Michał Nowosielski ............. pp. 171

 

 

Political Activity in Public Spaces: Awakening, Stagnation, or Fall?

Sandra Huning.............. pp. 189-201

 

 

Contributors ................pp. 203-207


 


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Is there a clear distinction between development and decline in contemporary urban life? In this volume we argue that there is not. Irregularities of development express themselves in contrasts, and these contrasts are particularly important outside of metropolitan centres, in places where we can simultaneously observe the signs of development and the symptoms of “development of underdevelopment.”

 

The book is divided into two parts, Global and Local Contexts of the Postcommunist City, and The City in Transition—Gentrification, Revitalisation, Activisation. It presents the discussion between Polish and German researchers on the problems of decline/development in the area of urban studies.

 

The authors are: Jörg Dürrschmidt, Heidi Fichter-Wolf, Katrin Großmann, Annegret Haase, Sandra Huning, Thomas Knorr-Siedow, Bastian Lange, Konrad Miciukiewicz, Jarosław Mikołajec, Michal Nowosielski, Marek Nowak, Dieter Rink, Annett Steinführer, and Marcin Tujdowski.

 

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The whole book in *.pdf format

 

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