“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.





RWTH Aachen University

Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Carola S. Neugebauer, Ph.D. Professor – Juniorprofessur Sicherung kulturellen Erbes Faculty of Architecture, RWTH Aachen carola.neugebauer@rwth-aachen.de   Dipl.-Ing. Mag. phil. Daniela Zupan Researcher – Juniorprofessur Sicherung kulturellen Erbes Faculty of Arc

Leibniz-Institut für Länderkunde (Leipzig, Germany)

Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography (IfL) headquartered in Leipzig, Germany, was founded in its current form in 1992; however, its beginnings reach back to 1896. The IfL is the only research institute for Geography in Germany which is not attached to a university. The research ca

International and Interdisciplinary Spring School for young researchers

On April 3-9, 2016, the city of Vinnytsia hosted International and Interdisciplinary Spring School for young researchers “Urban activism and participatory urban planning in Central and Eastern Europe”, organized within the framework of TRIPAR project. During the spring school, the par

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