Working with the past, re-discovering cities of Central and Eastern Europe: cultural urbanism and new representations of modernist urban areas

  title={Working with the past, re-discovering cities of Central and Eastern Europe: cultural urbanism and new representations of modernist urban areas},
  author={Mikhail Ilchenko},
  journal={Eurasian Geography and Economics},
  pages={763 - 793}
  • M. Ilchenko
  • Published 1 July 2020
  • Sociology
  • Eurasian Geography and Economics
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