What is the current state of the ‚city’ in the successor states of the Soviet Union? This is one of the central questions the ira.urban network seeks to address. Responses to this question require in-depth and manifold observations of everyday urban life. Therefore, this page aims to provide a space for exchange. It invites you to share casual notes and observations from the field, to discuss theoretical positions and evolving research questions or to post interesting information and sources on everyday life in the cities of the former Soviet Union.

 

 

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

Post-Soviet urban development practice in Belarus: The Multifunctional Module

our ira.urban partner in Minsk, Belarus, (Veranika Salauyova) has provided some links with information about the recent discussions in city planning and urban development in Belarus. Belarus: Minsk, new approaches in the construction of Mass housings. The Multifunctional Module, 2014

Discovering Rustavi – Which Histories Matter?

On 17-19th of September our ira.urban team met in Tbilisi for a workshop to discuss urban economies of Post-Soviet Cities. Few weeks before the visit to Georgia, our team was discussing outdoor program of our workshop. Visiting Rustavi came up as one of the suggestions. I come from Ge

Urban Conflicts: monument conservation and new developements

Manifold conflicts characterize cities. The struggle between development interests and the preservation of cultural heritage represents one interesting source of urban conflict which seems to be prevalent in particular in cities of transition.  The article of Alexander Litvin touches