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Wednesday 18 March 2020 16.30 - 18.30
D-4 URB02 Social Segregation and the Re-spatialization of Cities in East and Southeast Europe after 1991
P.N. van Eyckhof 2, 004
Network: Urban Chair: Guido Hausmann
Organizer: Guido Hausmann Discussants: -
Olena Gulenok, Alyona Liasheva : Central Lviv: Concentration of Power, Monopolization of Business and Socio-Spatial Exclusion
Lviv and especially its central part is one of the most popular points of tourist attraction in Ukraine. However, since Soviet times, the center of the city had been a place of leisure for the residents of Lviv, many of whom from a working-class background. In the last decade, this ... (Show more)
Lviv and especially its central part is one of the most popular points of tourist attraction in Ukraine. However, since Soviet times, the center of the city had been a place of leisure for the residents of Lviv, many of whom from a working-class background. In the last decade, this situation changed, as a single company takes over the restaurants, bars, cafes, etc. all over the central Lviv, transforming the places from affordable for the majority of Lviv residents and guests to tourist-oriented. Such changes produce social exclusion, especially in terms of leisure. Our paper aims to analyze these processes through the prism of urban political economy, namely David Harvey's thesis on the accumulation of capital in space, as well as urban regime theories, which focus on the interconnection between private and public actors in the city. Apart from addressing the mechanisms of the urban transformation, we reveal their outcomes, such as two types of socio-spatial exclusion - exclusion in leisure and consumption (so-called soft gentrification) and in terms of residency ('classic' gentrification). (Show less)

Liana Kupreishvilil : Tourism and Prostitution in the Urban Spaces of Tbilisi and Batumi after 1991
Tourism, which has increased considerably since 1991 in the two Georgian cities of Tbilisi and Batumi, is closely intertwined with prostitution: On the one hand a part of the international tourists come to both cities for using the opportunity of commercial sex, on the other hand women also come to ... (Show more)
Tourism, which has increased considerably since 1991 in the two Georgian cities of Tbilisi and Batumi, is closely intertwined with prostitution: On the one hand a part of the international tourists come to both cities for using the opportunity of commercial sex, on the other hand women also come to the two Georgian cities as tourists and make their business with commercial sex. The paper explores in a comparative perspectives how this process has shaped the re-spatialization of both cities, in particular its city centers. (Show less)

Pieter Troch : The Socialist Heritage of Mitrovica (Kosovo) in Current Processes of Ethno-Political Re-spatialization
The city of Mitrovica underwent a dramatic transformation from the model industrial city of Socialist Kosovo to an ethnically segregated fault-line city in the ongoing conflict between Kosovo and Serbia. This paper analyses how the socio-spatial differentiation that characterised socialist urbanisation infuses meaning into the current ethno-political re-spatialization of the ... (Show more)
The city of Mitrovica underwent a dramatic transformation from the model industrial city of Socialist Kosovo to an ethnically segregated fault-line city in the ongoing conflict between Kosovo and Serbia. This paper analyses how the socio-spatial differentiation that characterised socialist urbanisation infuses meaning into the current ethno-political re-spatialization of the city. (Show less)



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