“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.





CfP: Redefining cities in post-Soviet space

Call for papers: REDEFINING CITIES IN POST-SOVIET SPACE Venue: Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography (IfL), Leipzig, Germany. 24-26 November 2016 Rationale and foci Highlighting economic, political, institutional and spatial urban reconfigurations in post-Soviet space, the conferen

CfA Summer School Space, Mobility and Transformation, Kyrgyzstan 2016

CfA Summer School Space Mobility and Transformation Kyrgyzstan 2016

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

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