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    • The Compact vs. the Dispersed City: History of Planning Ideas on Sofia’s Urban Form 

      Hirt, Sonia (Sage Publications, 2007)
      This paper reviews the planning history of Sofia since its designation as Bulgarian capital in 1879. It argues that Sofia’s planning has been persistently shaped by two perennial dilemmas—how to reconnect the city with ...
    • Peri-Urban Development in Sofia and Havana: Prospects and Perils in the New Millennium 

      Hirt, Sonia; Scarpaci, Joseph L. Jr. (Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy, 2007)
      This paper compares the patterns of socio-spatial peri-urban change in two post-socialist state capitals: Havana, Cuba (2.1 million) and Sofia, Bulgaria (1.3 million). The comparison between patterns of post-socialist ...
    • Planning during Post-socialism 

      Hirt, Sonia (Elsevier, 2015-05)
      This article analyzes the state of public-sector planning in countries that subscribed to a Marxist, state-socialist ideology during some part of the twentieth century, and especially those countries that comprise the ...
    • The Post-public City: Experiences from Post-socialist Europe 

      Hirt, Sonia (Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, 2014)
      Public space has become an increasingly important focus in the work of architects, urban designers, philosophers, geographers, sociologists and others interested in promoting a more civil and democratic society. This ...
    • To zone or not to zone? Comparing European and American Land-use Regulation 

      Hirt, Sonia (PNDonline II, 2010)
      This paper compares German and American approaches to land-use regulation. Conclusions are derived from a review of regulatory documents and expert interviews conducted in the German city of Stuttgart. The analysis shows ...