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Recent development of Slovene towns - social structure and transformation

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Author(s): Dejan Rebernik

Journal: Dela
ISSN 0354-0596

Issue: 21;
Start page: 139;
Date: 2004;
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Keywords: settlement geography | urban geography | suburbanization | urban population | Slovenia

ABSTRACT
In Slovene towns and urban areas severalprocesses of social transformation and change have been present in the lastdecade. As a consequence of political and economic transition increasedsocialdifferentiation resulted in increased social segregation in urbanareas.Some areas such as high-rise housing estates and part of older innercity areas were affected by social degradation and concentration oflow-incomepopulation and ethnical minorities. In some parts of inner citiesprocesses of reurbanisation and gentrification are taking place. However,the degree of social segragation is lower than in the cities of mosttransitional countries of Central and Eastern Europe.
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