The sociology of urban planning - urban planning and society

One of the fundamental aims of the planned research is to investigate the interest relations influencing urban development in the new situation, which mechanisms have been reinforced and which are less efficient than before. According to our assumptions urban planning has ‘geared towards’ to the funding goals of resources for applications and by subordinating everything to this prepares its development documents and implements its projects. This all also implies that social aspects, the interests of dwellers and real development needs are neglected. New interest groups appear around this type of urban planning and a specific method of operation is established. Our aim is to reveal towards which urban interventions the EU funds ‘push’ stakeholders participating in the preparation of urban planning documents and how the implementation of these affect or could affect the societal structure of a specific area.