Pressemitteilung vom 28. July 2017

Urban Eurasia

Cities in Transformation

Façade of a residential building in Tashkent (Photo: © Philipp Meuser, 2012)

The new book "Urban Eurasia. Cities in Transformation" is a journey to urban spaces, places, and people in the global and highly dynamic, but often forgotten region between Europe and Asia. Intriguing photographs and evidence-based reports give a nuanced account to experiences of urban change in cities of the post-Soviet countries. Focusing on the topics of cities and networks, urban housing, economies as well as urban diversity and conflicts, the book tracks common and differentiated patterns, processes, and effects of urban developments in space and society. The multiplicity and assemblage of Soviet, pre-revolutionary and post-Soviet legacies is carved out as a key feature of Eurasian cities. Thanks to fascinating documents, the book’s editors hope to intrigue a wide audience and to stimulate critical discussions besides and beyond the rare media reports about urban transformation in Eurasian cities.

Brade, Isolde / Neugebauer, Carola S. (Eds.) (2017): Urban Eurasia. Cities in Transformation. 288 pages, 300 pictures. DOM publishers, Berlin. ISBN 978-3-86922-506-7, 28 Euro

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The book "Urban Eurasia. Cities in Transformation" is the result of a research project (ira.urban) coordinated by the Leibniz Institute for Regional Gegraphy (IfL). The research goal was to explain how cities confront new challenges of modernisation, new forms of economy and living in the context of different nation states and a globalised liberal economy.