- Urban research
- Urban notes
Ira.urban – International Research Association for Urban Studies in post-Soviet Space
With our project “Urban reconfigurations in post-Soviet space” we would like to establish an international research cooperation for urban studies in the successor states of the Soviet Union and lay down the foundation for interdisciplinary research projects and further scientific activities. The analyses and research are dedicated to processes of reconfiguration and redefinition of cities in post-Soviet space from a comparative perspective. The project’s central research questions are:
We aim for a network of researchers from different disciplines who actively engage in urban research in post-Soviet space. So far the project involves partners from institutions in eight countries (Belarus, France, Georgia, Germany, Kazakhstan, Russia, Ukraine, United Kingdom) who work together to answer these questions from different perspectives. The network is open, new members and interested people are very welcome.
Besides establishing the international research network for urban studies in the post-Soviet space, acting beyond the project period (2013 – 2016) – the project includes further components :
Project sponsorship: Leibniz-Wettbewerb 2013 / Pakt für Forschung und Innovation (2013 -2016)