[Academic Paper 🇧🇬] Re-claiming space for public life: messages from the northwestern periphery of Sofia
A case-study based qualitative research on public space and public life in four housing estates in the north-western periphery of Sofia provides the basis for re-thinking urban legacy and the Modernist concept of public interest, once placed in the core of urban planning.
[Academic Paper 🇧🇬] Urban morphology and mobility patterns- myths and real-life transformations of a large housing estate in Sofia
Newly published academic paper discussing the long-term urban planning impacts on the urban morphology and mobility patterns in the large housing estates designed and built at the periphery of Sofia in the period 1960-1990
[Academic Paper 🇧🇬] SOFIA: Sustainable management of open public space in a large housing estate in Sofia
ABSTRACT: Designed as social space according to CIAM principles in the second half of the 20th century, the open public space in the large housing estates in the periphery of Sofia was transformed for the recent 30 years due to the changing socio-economic, political, and cultural conditions. The broad open spaces have been adapting to the arising societal demands, changing lifestyles and mixed uses by accommodating competing or complementary uses, generating new activities or “waiting” update or re-design.
[Academic Paper 🇪🇺] Integrating URBiNAT research project’s results into the planning system of Sofia Municipality
ABSTRACT: This report summarizes the key challenges faced by the UACEG team during the implementation of activities in the URBiNAT co-creation process of the Healthy Corridor in Nadezhda district in Sofia. Important links between the healthy corridor plan and the changing planning system in-between two planning and programming periods have been discussed.
ABSTRACT: The paper discusses the long-term urban planning impacts on the urban morphology and mobility patterns in the large housing estates designed and built at the periphery of Sofia in the period 1960-1990 and undergoing continuous transformations under the changing political, demographic, sociocultural and economic conditions in the country since 1990s.