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National URBACT point in Estonia

National URBACT Point in Estonia is now at University of Tartu, Centre for Migration and Urban Studies. URBACT enables cities to work together to develop new and sustainable solutions to major urban challenges, through networking, sharing knowledge, and building capacities … Continue reading

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Human development report 2016/17

Human Development Report 2016/2017 “Estonia in the Age of Migration” is readable online in both Estonian and English on www.inimareng.ee/en. Main messages of the Human Development Report 2016/2017 Well-being and immigration are closely related to each other and, according to the … Continue reading

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Mari Nuga defended her doctoral thesis

On 28th december our PhD student Mari Nuga defended her doctoral thesis “Soviet-era summerhouses. On homes and planning in post-socialist suburbia” Supervisor: Senior Research Fellow in Human Geography Kadri Leetmaa Oponent: Professor Craig Young (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK) Full thesis … Continue reading

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CMUS team’s new director is Dr. Daniel B. Hess

The Centre for Migration and Urban Studies at the University of Tartu is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Daniel B. Hess as a new Director. The Centre explores contemporary challenges facing urban regions including migration, residential mobility, housing … Continue reading

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American planning students visiting CMUS

Architecture and urban planning students from University of Buffalo and Alfred State College came to visit us at the end of May. The group was led by professor and our visiting scholar Daniel Hess.  During the visit the students had … Continue reading

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Suburbanisation in France

Coline Dalimier from Lille University of Science and Technology finished her urban planning internship at CMUS. Before leaving, Coline made a presentation about the situation of suburban areas near Paris. Renewing the panel housing areas in the suburbia of Paris … Continue reading

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New article about collaborative planning published!

Planning post-summurbia: From spontaneous pragmatism to collaborative planning? Moravian Geographical Reports, 2015, 23(4), p 36-46 Mari Nuga, Pille Metspalu, Anette Org, Kadri Leetmaa Abstract: The possibilities to apply collaborative planning frameworks in formerly strictly planned areas that have experienced spontaneous … Continue reading

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Book about segregation in 13 European capital cities published

“Socio-Economic Segregation in European Capital Cities. East Meets West” Edited by: Tiit Tammaru, Szymon Marcińczak, Maarten van Ham and Sako Musterd Routledge 2015 The rich and the poor are living at increasing distance from each other, and this is threatening the … Continue reading

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New article about studying abroad

Does Ethnicity Matter in Intentions to Study Abroad: Analysis of High School Students in Estonia Enel Pungas, Kadri Täht, Anu Realo and Tiit Tammaru   Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, DOI:10.1080/1369183X.2015.1059739 Abstract: This paper examines factors that shape intentions … Continue reading

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New article published

“Changing patterns of residential and workplace segregation in the Stockholm metropolitan area” Szymon Marcińczak, Tiit Tammaru, Magnus Strömgren & Urban Lindgren Urban Geography, 2015.  DOI: 10.1080/02723638.2015.1012364 Abstract: Immigrant–native segregation is present in the spaces in which individuals from different ethnic/racial groups … Continue reading

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