— Article by Julia Kozlova The city size is greatly influenced by the stress of urbanization. Cities produce GDP and accommodate the labour force, cities attract people, especially from rural areas, being places full of working positions and better conditions of living. Consequently, cities are growing. Growing so fast that governments lost in attempts to … Continue reading Developing Urban Development Policy Function
— Article by Julia Kozlova The aim of a good city is to lead citizens towards a happy life (c) Plato In Antiquity, both the Greek polis (from which derives our ‘politics’, the science of governing states) and the Latin civitas defined the city-state, an urban as well as a political organization. This dual significance … Continue reading Historical Overview: Utopian Ideas and Ideal City Policy
— Article by Julia Kozlova The period which began with the industrial revolution caused varied social problems as from the second half of eighteenth century. Seeking for solutions to address the poverty and social imbalance, urban policy in 19th century tried to make balance between economy and social policies. Since that period, decisions on city … Continue reading Relevance Between Map Graphical Revolution and Democracy Appraisal in the 19th Century.
— Article by Julia Kozlova In comparison to built environments, technology changes very swiftly. New digital technologies open up new possibilities to connect citizens and central authorities (or their agents), which are beneficial both sides, helping citizens to participate and influence on urban policy (“statactivism”) and political authorities to strengthen their power. However, all in … Continue reading Digital Impact on Urban Fabric
— Article by Julia Kozlova Multiple studies have already predicted the 21st Century to be an urban century. As a part of social evolution, modern society tries to fit to such a new vision of living as globalisation. The whole matter of life is changing under the weight of globalisation impact. However, globalisation is also … Continue reading National Urban Policy