The Evolution of Opinions on the Future of Prague’s Gründerzeit Districts between 1958 and 1989The professional opinions on the future of Prague gründerzeit quarters went through an enormous transformation between 1958 and 1989. While in poststalinism their fate was designed to be sealed by the large-scale demolitions with follow-up contemporary construction, in the late 1980s easing, serious questioning of the redevelopment strategies was publicly articulated. Within the thirty years, separating these events, the dilemma between redevelopment and modernization was being formed by a range of related discourses. When framed by the concept of continuation of technocratic modernity, the connections and barriers of the specific Czechoslovak version of the redevelopment and modernization story reveal.
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