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dc.contributor.authorKalantidou, Elenien_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-20T13:01:45Z
dc.date.available2018-04-20T13:01:45Z
dc.date.issued2017en_US
dc.identifier.issn1468-4519en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1057/s41289-017-0046-8en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/372006
dc.description.abstractAthens is full of contradictions; it is formed by incoherence, an anarchic way of doing things and a constant negotiation between communal life and personal survival. This paper focusses on Athens’ fate by exploring the recent history and current state of its historic centre, a space designated as a cultural heritage site that has survived the test of time but is currently facing a multitude of challenges. Five sub-areas and their physical and social transformation are investigated based on bibliographical information including studies and legal frameworks, depicting the impact of gentrification and the hybrid neighborhoods generated by it, while issues of extreme austerity, inconsistent governance, immigrant influx and sprouting forms of resilience are also discussed. The closing part of the paper is dedicated to suggestions for an urban autopoiesis, a condition with the potential to enable the residents of the historic centre to develop their own functional mechanisms of living and well-being and achieve social resilience so as to redirect its doomed prospects. This illustrates one possible scenario out of a few presented in this section regarding Athens’ destiny and its impact on the rest of the world.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherPalgrave Macmillanen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom22en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto33en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalUrban Design Internationalen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume23en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchUrban and Regional Planning not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode120599en_US
dc.titleThe historic centre of Athens: a tale of decomposition and resilienceen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, Queensland College of Arten_US
gro.description.notepublicThis publication has been entered into Griffith Research Online as an Advanced Online Version.en_US
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