“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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CfA: PhD fellowship “Strong and weak cities”

 The Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography (IfL) in Leipzig kindly invites applications from highly qualified and motivated individuals for 1 PhD fellowship to commence as soon as possible. The IfL is a non-university research institute and member of the Leibniz association with cu

Special Issue: Loss and (re-)construction of public space in post-Soviet cities

The ira.urban team is glad to announce the publication of a special issue on Loss and (re-)construction of public space in post-Soviet cities. The Special Issue of the International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy ((2015) Volume 35, Issue 7/8.) is devoted to the question of the

Second ira.urban summer school in Yekaterinburg

Dear friends, our second ira.urban summer school took place from 14th to 21st of June 2015 in Yekaterinburg, Russia. Here you can find some presentations of our PhD students: Presentation Christian Bülow, Presentation Mirjam Büdenbender, Presentation Felix Jaitner

Linkages of small cities and rural districts in Central Russia

Maria Gunko is a visiting researcher at the Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography (IFL) in Leipzig  where she is working on the ira.urban research project. She has gained a degree of MA in Geography at the Lomonosov Moscow State University and then complited her PhD thesis at the I

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