Science – Future of Lithuania / Mokslas – Lietuvos Ateitis, Vol 5, No 3 (2013)

Ideals of City Planing in the Soviet Period

Matas Šiupšinskas
Ieva Cicėnaitė


The text is focused on ideals and values hidden under the Soviet period city planning. Soviet urban planning visions of the first half of the 20th century were balancing between naive fiction and visionary concepts. Of course, the industrial building methods and functionalist city models were present not only in the Soviet Union, but in this country especially they were transformed and adapted to the specific political and social situation. Economic aspects dominated the city planning of the Soviet era, but transformations of cities on such a scale were impossible without utopian thought. Visions by soviet architects and planners have already become a part of the legend of mass housing, still not properly discussed.

Article in Lithuanian

Article in: Lithuanian

Article published: 2013-10-21

Keyword(s): urban history; Soviet period; mass housing; utopia

DOI: 10.3846/mla.2013.37

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Science – Future of Lithuania / Mokslas – Lietuvos Ateitis ISSN 2029-2341, eISSN 2029-2252
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