This book explores urban dynamics in Europe fifteen years after the fall of communism. The 'urban mosaic' of the title expresses the complexity and diversity of the processes and spatial outcomes in post-socialist cities. Emerging urban phemena are illustrated with case studies, focusing on historical themes, cultural issues and the socialist legacy. Among the cities analyzed are Kazan, St. Petersburg, Moscow, Warsaw, Prague, Komar, Budapest, Belgrade, Bucharest, Sofia and Tirana.
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