“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.





Perm as a case study

Perm is one of the largest industrial and scientific centers of the Urals, the administrative center of Perm krai located at the banks of Kama River. With over 1 million inhabitants, by population Perm occupies 13th place among Russian cities. Since the very inception, the industrial

Interview results: learnings from Vinnytsia

The interviewed participants of urban planning process emphasized on the changing conditions that determine the spatial transformation in cities, related conflicts, roles played by the conflicting parties and feasibility of the existing planning tools for the effective transformation

Vinnytsia as a case study

Vinnytsia is a city in the southwest of Ukraine on the banks of the Southern Bug River, administrative capital of the homonymic region, the largest city and the most important economic and cultural centre within the historical land of Podolia. The city is located inside the triangle c

Ukrainian Researches Society

Prof. Anatoliy Melnychuk, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Department for Economic and Social Geography Faculty of Geography, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv melan97@ukr.net Olena Denysenko, Ph.D. NGO “Ukrainian Researchers Society” vid_dil@meta.ua Oleksiy Gnatiuk, Ph.D. NGO “U

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