On Cooperative Housing in Socialist Czechoslovakia, 1959 – 1970

Although Czechoslovakia was not excessively damaged by the previous conflict, it faced the same problem as the worse affected European countries – the lack of suitable housing. This trend was both increasing and highly evident throughout the 1950s. A certain breakthrough occured at the turn of the 1950s and 1960s, when cooperative housing construction was restored by legal measures and the population became actively involved in solving the “housing problem”. The study briefly reflects on the development of cooperatives in the Czech lands and presents cooperatives as the only possible alternative to the state sector at that time, which attempted to be economically independent despite the planned economy. 

DOI: https://doi.org/10.31577/archandurb.2022.56.3-4.5

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