“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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CfP: Post-socialist urban infrastructures

The 6 th International Urban Geographies of Post-communist States Conference: 25 years of urban change to be held in Prague on September 23-26th 2015   Post-socialist urban infrastructures: socio-material transformation and future paths. For more information here……

Calls for Applications, PhD Fellowships — deadline extended!

We would like to inform you that the Call for Application for PhD Fellowships in urban economy and urban conflicts is extended to 30th of March 2015! Please find more information in our current call. We are looking forward to interesting candidates! Mehr…………

Second ira.urban summer school in Yekaterinburg, Russia (14.06.-21.06.2015)

We would like to inform you that the Call for Application for PhD Summer School “Urban economic development and urban governance in post-Soviet space” is extended to 15th of March 2015! Please find more information in our current call. We are looking forward to interesting candidates!

Post-Soviet urban development practice in Belarus: “Sputnik” cities

In the framework of our new initiative aimed to reinforce exchanging of best-practise in post-Soviet urban space transformation, our partner in Belarus, V. Salauyova has provided some links with information about the recent discussions in city planning and urban development in Belarus

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