The crossing of Zagreb to the right bank of the Sava is one of the key events in the development of the city. The research of the formative moments in the development of the Trans-Kosovo area aims to encompass the whole process that shaped this area.
The starting points in time are the end of the 19th century, the 1950s, and the 1990s. Research on infrastructure development, river regulation, demolition and construction of the housing stock, and demolition and planting of greenery runs through them. In terms of ideological-political and socio-economic relations, the change of the concept of private and social property is studied with the re-enthronement of the private as inviolable as well as the detection of differences between socialist and capitalist thinking of city development.
The aim of the research is to create a database and a system of superimposed cartographic analyzes that monitor and analyze comparative continuities and interruptions in the development of semantic layers that make up this sensitive social and ecological space through a series of thematic perspectives.
The goals of the project are to develop a new way of presenting material and to develop a documentation methodology on the one hand, and to connect with civic initiatives and associations dealing with New Zagreb while encouraging citizens to participate and developing a strategy for using empty spaces to raise the quality of life in settlements.
THE NEW ZAGREB GAPS (2015)
In the first phase of the project, the focus of the research was on the changing landscape of the New Zagreb gaps. The relationship between the built tissue and open green areas, the ratio of public green areas to neglected or underused parts and their changes and different practices of designing, arranging, maintaining and appropriating green areas are monitored.
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