“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.

 

 

 



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Are the Roma better street vendors?

Bazaars in the Capital of Georgia, Tbilisi are no easy place to navigate. The central Bazaar of the city spreads along few blocks and is comprised of few Bazaars of different sizes, shopping malls and the street vendors in between. For last few years, primarily in the years of 2010 -2

Ira.urban workshop in Minsk

The second workshop of ira.urban that was held in Minsk from the 25th to the 29th of September 2013, has finished sucessfully. Partners from seven countries took part and discussed about common research projects, among others about the installation of a common, international  statisti

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