Redefining Cities in Post-Soviet Space – Call for Papers

The Leipzig-based Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography (IfL) organizes an interesting conference in November 2016. They expect mostly young lecturers with topics connected to urban problems of the Post-Soviet region. Call for papers REDEFINING CITIES IN POST-SOVIET SPACE Venue: Leibniz Institute for Read More …

Igor Kovačević (Editor) – Urbanity: Twenty Years Later: Projects for Central European Capitals

Urbanity Twenty Years Later is a long term research project which is rediscovering Central European urban values. The project is regional aiming to find answers for the future of our cities as such. The first publication of the Urbanity project Read More …

Agata Lisiak – Disposable and Usable Pasts in Central European Cities

In Central European cities memories and material histories of socialist regimes remain particularly difficult to address and incorporate into the new democratic present. After 1989, city authorities in the region have chosen to emphasize some pasts and neglect others and, Read More …

Rasa Baločkaitė – Post-Soviet Transitions of the Planned Socialist Towns: Visaginas, Lithuania

Visaginas, formerly Sniečkus, (Lithuania) was built as a planned socialist town and a satellite settlement to the Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant. Both the plant and the town were established in order to integrate Lithuania into the All-Union economic structures via Read More …