“City” symbolically stands for societal modernization. In the Western world it is considered as a place of participation in social processes and discourses, as a place of economic innovation and as a place of political and social balance of interests. But what was “city” or “urbanity” in the Soviet Union? And especially: What does “city” or “urbanity” mean nowadays under new political and societal conditions in the successor states of the Soviet Union?

This blog aims to address these questions of urban reconfiguration and reorientation in post-Soviet space in between Soviet legacies, new nation building, globalization and pluralization. Therefore, we look forward to your posts which will allow you to share and discuss your valuable insights and experiences in urban research and practice in post-Soviet space.





CfA: ira.urban PhD fellowship!

Dear all, We are happy to offer a new ira.urban PhD Fellowship in the field of post-Sowiet urban economy! Please, read more here: PhD Fellowship ira urban-urban economy_24_07_2014 We are looking forward to many interesting applications!!

Strong and weak cities in Russia

This paper presents some selected results of Irina Slepukhinas PhD about “The emerging structure of the Russian urban system”. The research is based on data from 2002 untill 2010 from 865 cities. Analysing different indicators as the population dynamics, housing stock characteristics

Call for papers “Loss and (re)Construction of Public Space in Post-Soviet Cities

CfA_Loss_and_Reconstruction of public space 2014   Submissions to be made via ScholarOne (http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ijssp) by October 1st 2014. See more at: http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/call_for_papers.htm?id=5567#sthash.ZCw2PBqa.dpuf  

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