5th international urban geographies of post-communist states conference

11-13 September, 2013: 5th international urban geographies of post-communist states conference URBAN RESEARCH, URBAN THEORY AND PLANNING PRACTICE IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE AND THE FORMER SOVIET UNION was held in Tbilisi, Georgia. More than 80 urban researchers from CEE region as well as Western Europe whose research focuses on CEE cities took part of the event, including several researchers and PhD students from CMUS, University of Tartu. Conference brought together new ideas of conceptualising urban change in CEE cities, as well as most recent empirical findings from different cities in the region. Conference was followed by excursion to Caucasian region.

Presentations by researchers and  PhD students of CMUS, University of Tartu:

Keynote lecture by Jana Temelová
“Princess Cinderella? Multiple transformations in the CEE inner city”


Tiit Tammaru et al.
Similar but different: patterns of social segregation and mix in the fast-track reforming post-socialist countries “


Anneli Kährik et al
“Inner city change: income and age polarization in Tallinn and Prague”


Jakub Novák
“Exploring the mobility transition in post-socialist Central and Eastern Europe


Szymon Marcińczak
“From socialism to capitalism two decades of housing inequalities in Bucharest, Romania”


Kati Kadarik et al. (PhD student)
“Neighbourhood change: perceptions of long-term and new residents in post-socialist second-tier cities”


Pille Metspalu (PhD student)
“Socialist urban planning in practice: incomplete plan implementation in the prefabricated housing block estates of Lasnamäe, Tallinn and Annelinn, Tartu”


Kristiina Kamenik (PhD student)
“The ethnic segmentation of leisure activities: differences in leisure behaviour of Estonians and Russians in Estonia “


See the whole program
See Cities After Transition (CAT) network webpage http://citiesaftertransition.webnode.cz/

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Presentations and photos from the ,,Mobility, segregation and neighbourhoods’ change” seminar

Research seminar “Mobility, segregation and neighborhoods’ change” took place on 14-15 March 2013 in Tartu. You can see the programme and presentations from here and more photos from here.


Seminar participants, 15.03.2013

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14-15 March, 2013: An international research seminar “Mobility, segregation and neighborhoods’ change” will be held in Tartu, at the Department of Geography

The seminar opens the new 6-years institutional grant “Spatial Population Mobility and Geographical Changes in Urban Regions”.

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