Ukr. geogr. z. 2018, N4:16-24
Language of publication: 
K.V. Mezentsev - Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv;
O.O. Denysenko - Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv.
Over the past 30 years, socio-spatial transformations have been continuing in Central and Eastern Europe due to institutional and socio-economic changes. Significant transformations take place in cities. Transformations in the region are characterized by the emergence of “multiple trends” and heterogeneous dynamics, due to a specific combination of geographical and socio-cultural diversity, pace and directions of institutional changes, and other factors. All this together led to the emergence of several models of post-socialist transformations that have distinct differences. Despite the fact that transformations in Ukrainian cities continue for a long period, they cannot be considered as completed. This article attempts to generalize the main statements of the post-socialist cities concept, their critical assessment, aimed at identifying further directions of development, comprehension of approaches to studying of cities in the region, their placing in a broader urban discourse.
Key words: 
urban development, socialist city, post-socialist city, conceptualization, socio-spatial transformation

1. Sýkora L., Bouzarovski S. (2012). Multiple transformations: conceptualising the post-communist urban transition. Urban Studies, 49, 43–60.
2. Bouzarovski S., Salukvadze J., Gentile M. (2011). A socially resilient urban transition? The contested landscapes of apartment building extensions in two post-communist cities. Urban Studies, 48 (13), 2689-2714.
3. Eurasian Geography and Economics (2016), 57.
4. Axenov K.E., Brade I. (2003). The transformation of urban space: development of service sector in Saint Petersburg. Big cities and challenges of globalization. Smolensk, 166-174. [In Russian]. [Аксенов К.Э., Брадэ И. Трансформационное и посттрансформационное городское пространство: развитие третичного сектора экономики в Санкт-Петербурге // Крупные города и вызовы глобализации. Смоленск, 2003. С.166-174.]
5. Stenning A., Smith A., Rochovská A., Świątek D. (2010). Domesticating Neo-Liberalism: Spaces of economic practice and social reproduction in Post-Socialist cities. Wiley-Blackwell, 320.
6. Stenning A., Hörschelmann K. (2008). History, geography and difference in the post-socialist world: or, do we still need post-socialism? Antipode, 40, 312–335.
7. Golubchikov O., Badyina A., Makhrova A. (2014). The Hybrid spatialities of transition: capitalism, legacy and uneven urban economic restructuring. Urban Studies, 51 (4), 617-633.
8. Al-Hamarneh A., Margraff J., Dronova O. (2013). Urban development in neoliberal conditions - e.g. Kiev and Dubai. Ukrainian geographical journal, 1, 35-39. [In Russian]. [Аль-Хамарнех А., Марграфф Й., Дронова Е. Города в условиях неолиберального развития общества: тенденции на примере городов Дубаи и Киев // Укр. геогр. журн. 2013. №1. С.35-39.]
9. Rudenko L.G. (ed.) (2013). Urban territories changes in Ukraine. Kyiv. [In Russian]. [Изменения городского пространства в Украине / Под ред. Л.Г. Руденко. Киев, 2013. 160 с.]
10. Cybriwsky R.A. (2012). Kyiv between Monsters and Modernization: Observations about Capitalist Reshaping of the Post-socialist City. Urban Studies. An Anatomy of a City. Kyiv, 42-49. [In Ukrainian]. [Цибрівський Р. А. Київ між монстрами та модернізацією: міркування про капіталістичне переформування постсоціалістичного міста // Урбаністичні студії. Анатомія міста. Київ, 2012. С. 42-49.]
11. Cybriwsky R.A. (2014). Kyiv, Ukraine: the city of domes and demons from the collapse of socialism to the mass upraising of 2013-2014. Amsterdam.
12. Kondel-Perminova N. (2012). The Problems of a Post-Soviet City Interview with Volodymyr Nudelman and Henrich Filvarov. Urban Studies. An Anatomy of a City: Kyiv. Kyiv, 67-75. [In Ukrainian]. [Кондель-Пермінова Н. Проблеми пострадянського міста: інтерв'ю з Володимиром Нудельманом та Генріхом Фільваровим // Урбаністичні студії. Анатомія міста: Київ. Київ, 2012. С. 67-75.]
13. Borén T., Gentile M. (2007). Metropolitan processes in post-communist states: an introduction. Geografiska Annaler: Series B Human Geography, 89, 95-110.
14. Sýkora L. (2009). Post-socialist cities. In: Kitchin R, Thrift N (eds). International Encyclopedia of Human Geography. Oxford: Elsevier, Vol. 8, 387–395.
15. Tammaru T. (2001). Urbanization in Estonia in the 1990s: Soviet legacy and the logic of transition. Post-Soviet Geography and Economics, 42 (7), 504-518.
16. Axenov K., Brade I., Bondarchuk E. (2006). The transformation and post-transformation urban space. Leningrad – Saint-Petersburg. 1989-2002. [In Russian]. [Аксенов К., Брадэ И., Бондарчук Е. Трансформационное и посттрансформационное городское пространство. Ленинград – Санкт-Петербург. 1989-2002. Санкт-Петербург, 2006. 284 с.]
17. Golubchikov O.Yu, Makhrova A.G. (2013). Factors of unequal development of Russian cities. Moscow University Bulletin. Series 5. Geography, 2, 54-60. [In Russian]. [Голубчиков О.Ю., Махрова А.Г. Факторы неравномерного развития российских городов // Вестн. Моск. yн-та. Сер. 5. География. 2013. № 2. С.54-60.]
18. Makhrova A.G., Golubchikov O. Yu. (2012). Russian town under capitalism: Social transformation of intra-urban space. oscow University Bulletin. Series 5. Geography, 2, 26-31. [In Russian]. [Махрова А.Г., Голубчиков О.Ю. Российский город в условиях капитализма: социальная трансформация внутригородского пространства // Вестн. Моск. yн-та. Сер. 5. География. 2012. № 2. С. 26-31.].
19. Mezentsev K., Oliinyk Ya., Mezentseva N. (eds.) (2017). Urban Ukraine: In the Epicenter of Spatial Changes. Kyiv. [In Ukrainian]. [Урбаністична Україна: в епіцентрі просторових змін / За ред. К.Мезенцева, Я.Олійника, Н.Мезенцевої. Київ, 2017. 438 с.]
20. Tosics I. (2005). City development in Central and Eastern Europe since 1990: the impact of internal forces. In: Hamilton F.E.I., Dimitrovska Andrews K., Pichler-Milanović N. (eds.) Transformation of cities in Central and Eastern Europe: towards globalization, 44–78.
21. Van Assche K., Salukvadze J. (2012). Tbilisi: urban transformation and role transformation in the post-Soviet metropolis. In: Cook E.A., Lara J.J. (eds.) Remaking metropolis. Global challenges of the urban landscape, 86-102.
22. Węcławowicz G. (2013). Transnational development strategy for the post-socialist cities of Central Europe. Warsaw, 83.
23. Tuvikene T. (2016). Strategies for comparative urbanism: post-socialism as a de-territorialized concept. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 40, 132–146.
24. Robinson J. (2016). Thinking cities through elsewhere: Comparative tactics for a more global urban studies. Progress in Human Geography, 40, 3–29.