Resourceful cities
Berlin (Germany), 29-31 August 2013
Humboldt-University Berlin, Institute for Social Science, Dept. for Urban and Regional Sociology

03. Urbanism beyond the West: Comparing Accelerated Urban Change in Eastern Europe and the Global South

Organizer: Monika Grubbauer (a), Joanna Kusiak (b), (a: TU Darmstadt, b: TU Darmstadt/University Warsaw)

Session 03.1, Urban Spaces and Socio-Spatial Inequalities

Anna Zhelnina (State University – Higher School of Economics, St Petersburg)
Exclusion through culture: ‘creative’ urban transformation and new inequalities in the ‘post-socialist’ St. Petersburg

Lukasz Pancewicz (Gdansk University of Technology)
Redeveloping Gdansk Shipyard - from a neoliberal dream to a search for a new utopia, charting the muddled realities of urban megaprojects in contemporary Central European cities.

Madlen Pilz (Humboldt University Berlin)
Contesting the EveryDay. Case-Studies in a Post-Soviet City

Dominika V. Polanska (Södertörn University)
The role of alliances and brokerage for collective political struggle: the case of Polish tenants' movement.

Session 03.2 Urban Change and Urban Informality

Erika Nagy, Gabor Nagy (Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
The layers of dependence and the changing role of the state – conceptualising urban change in the East of Europe

Lisa Drummond, Douglas Young, Markus Kip (York University, Toronto)
Socialist legacy and capitalist urbanism: Pretense and reality at Alexanderplatz (Berlin) and Nguyen Cong Tru (Hanoi)

Hanna Hilbrandt (a), Susana Neves Alves (b), Tauri Tuvikene (c) (a: The Open University, UK, b, c: University College London)
“Writing across diverse urban contexts”: Informality in Tallinn, Bafatá and Berlin

Wladimir Sgibnev (Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography, Leipzig)
Remont: do-it-yourself-urbanism in post-Soviet Tajikistan

Session 03.3 Theorizing Post-Socialist Urbanism

Annegret Haase (a), Katrin Grossmann (b), Dieter Rink (c) (a, b, c: Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Leipzig)
Shrinking cities in postsocialist Europe – what can we learn from their analysis for today’s theory-making?

Slavomíra Ferenčuhová (Masaryk University)
The limits and potentials of postsocialist urban theory: the case of Czech and Slovak urban studies

Ludek Sykora (Charles University in Prague)
Different cities? Global conditions, local contexts and new socio-spatial formations

Agata A. Lisiak (Humboldt University Berlin)
Posted: Postcolonial Approaches to Analyzing Postsocialist Cities and the Cities of the Global South


Șerban Văetiși (Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj)
(In)accessible City: Reconsidering urban change in postsocialism

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