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The rise of gated neighborhoods in Poland: legal and regulatory framework
Södertörns högskola, Sociologi.
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Abstract [en]

This article examines the support for the formation of gated communities in the legal and regulatory framework in Poland established since the fall of Communism in 1989. The focus is on how government policy with regard to spatial planning and housing, together with the law on property and ownership, affects the emergence and development of gated forms of housing in the country. The article argues that the outcome of liberal politics and legal regulation in the country is the result of a disregard for spatial planning and imprecise urban policies. Existing spatial plans are of a consultative nature and bear no regulatory capacity at the same time that spatial planning in the country is strongly in favor of landowners and new construction. In light of the present urban disarray, gated housing is an indirect result of neglected urban politics combined with loopholes in the regulations and pro-construction policies, which create a favorable environment for housing developers.

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gated communities, urban planning, legislation, privatization, post-Communist cities, Poland
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-263370OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-263370DiVA: diva2:857859
Available from: 2011-04-04 Created: 2015-09-30 Last updated: 2015-09-30

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