Urban Centre – Urban Planning, Development and Research Centre Novi Sad
Urban planning in the post-socialism period is presented in this paper through the case study of Novi Sad, the capital of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina. The research is undertaken in order to understand the image of the city which has changed radically, which is still undergoing transformations, but also in order to understand the role of urban planning in creation of the urban structure in diverse social circumstances. The accent has been placed on the influence of the social changes in the post-socialist period upon the urban planning of Novi Sad. Social changes affect the urban development and the manner of planning and are the cause of the continuous transformation in the way of thinking and planning. Urban transformation under the influence of the social changes is one of the significant planners issues raised in the recent years in the countries undergoing transition. All those changes in urban planning require special prudence and it can be questioned whether undertaking of the more extensive new construction in that period and in the time of diminishing quality was the most advisable undertaking.
urban planning, post-socialism, social changes, dwelling, urban transformation