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Export/import of modern town planning principles

The town planning of 20th century, especially in the countries under the authoritarian regimes, has left behind significant traces in the urban environment as well as in the whole landscape.
The ambition of the thematic issue of the scientific journal A&U is to highlight the parallels and differences of the results of modern city planning in different regions of the world, with an emphasis on the ideological transfer between developing and developed countries through selected comparative studies.
The aim of the scientific studies is to define the use of general (international) modern approaches to town planning while simultaneously highlighting local and regional (urban, national) impacts that have been reflected in the distinctive reflections of global modernity; as well as their impact on the current development and transformation of urban structures in different regions.
The specific intention is to compare the different approaches of modern city planning and their impact on the character of spatial forms in developing and developed countries, which in the past shared similar systems of authoritarian regimes.
Topics focusing on past trends should reflect on the following questions:

  • Which are the basic principles and practices of city planning common to developing and developed countries? Are there any shared role-models in designing urban structures?
  • How does the character of the modern planning system and the form of urban structures in different regions differ with regard to local specifics? What is the departure from the “mainstream”?
  • What role did the “exported” impacts on city building in the given region play?
  • What impact has the way of educating architects and urban planners (urban and planning schools, institutions) had on the system of city planning and design?

Topics focusing on assessing current trends and developments throughout the last three decades, marked by societal and economic global changes, should reflect on the following questions:

  • In which way has the system of city design and planning in different countries and regions shifted over the other three decades and what affected it the most?
  • Do the current challenges and requirements for city design have roots in the previous town planning system? Are they reflected in a different ways of transformations of urban structures?
  • What role do “exported” impacts have on the city design in the studied areas?
  • What role does the education of architects and urban planners play in the planning and design of cities in the regions studied?

Editors of the thematic issue:
Ľubica Vitková and Katarína Smatanová,
Institute of Urban Design and Planning, Faculty of Architecture, Slovak Technical University, Bratislava

Contributions must be submitted by the latest on 31 August 2019 at the address of the journal editorial office architektura-urbanizmus@savba.sk.
All contributions are evaluated by independent reviewers. Accepted contributions will be published in the fall issue of the journal 3-4/2019. Please adhere to the instructions for authors in your preparation https://www.architektura-urbanizmus.sk/index.php/en/instructions