“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.





Welcome to the first ira.urban PhD fellows

The first Call for Aplications ended in Summer 2013. Out of 20 applicants from all over Europe we awarded four candidates PhD research fellowhships. The awardees are Lela Rekhviashvili from Georgia, Sohaib Hassan from Pakistan, Olga Sarapulova form Russia and Francois Bogliacina from

CfA: Three ira.urban PhD fellwoships, June 2013

The Leibniz-Institute for Regional Geography (IfL) in Leipzig kindly invites applications from highly qualified and motivated individuals for 3 PhD fellowships to commence as soon as possible. The IfL is a non-university research institute and member of the Leibniz Association with cu

Roundtable in Minsk: Perspectives and Conflicts of Housing in post‐Soviet Urban Regions

In the context of the International Festival of Architecture in Minsk (Sept. 2013) as well as integral part of the second ira.urban workshop, we organised an international roundtable that focussed on the “Perspectives and Conflicts of Housing in post‐Soviet Urban Regions”.

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