K.V. Mezentsev, O.O. Denysenko. CITIES IN POST-SOCIALIST SPACE: APPROACHES TO CONCEPTUALIZATION AND PLACING IN URBAN DISCOURSE

https://doi.org/10.15407/ugz2018.04.016
Ukr. geogr. z. 2018, N4:16-24
Language of publication: 
Ukrainian
Authors: 
K.V. Mezentsev - Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv;
O.O. Denysenko - Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv.
Abstract: 
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
Pages: 
16-24
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