The Compact versus the Dispersed City: History of Planning Ideas on Sofia's Urban Form

@article{Hirt2007TheCV,
  title={The Compact versus the Dispersed City: History of Planning Ideas on Sofia's Urban Form},
  author={S. Hirt},
  journal={Journal of Planning History},
  year={2007},
  volume={6},
  pages={138 - 165}
}
  • S. Hirt
  • Published 2007
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Planning History
This article reviews the planning history of Sofia since its designation as the Bulgarian capital in 1879. It argues that Sofia's planning has been persistently shaped by two perennial dilemmas—how to reconnect the city with nature and how to define its relationship with the region. In response to these dilemmas, different visions, shaped by both local conditions and dominant foreign theories, were proposed at different times. Some promoted a compact city, while others advocated a dispersed… Expand

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