Session on Importance of Cities

From Citizenship to Cit(y)zenship. Why are cities becoming more important? Yuri Kazepov, University of Urbino “Carlo Bo”, Italy

Session on Residential Development and Transformation

Residential developers and post-socialist urban transformation in Central and Eastern Europe Maximilian Mendel, Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization & REAS – residential advisors, Poland
ReNew post-socialist cities: The future of housing estates and the nexus of economic and social capital Sasha Tsenkova, University of Calgary, Canada
How to transform residential landscapes in post-socialist cities: Lessons in ‘supported voluntarism’ from the ReNewTown project Andreja Cirman and Irena Ograjenšek, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Economics, Slovenia

Session on New Economic and Social Functions of Post-Socialist Buildings, Public Spaces, Estates and/or Districts

Small-scale projects and their potential for urban regeneration. Experiences from Eastern Germany Christina Götz, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

Ian Cooper, Eclipse Research Consultants, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Krassimira Paskaleva-Shapira, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany & Manchester University, Manchester, United Kingdom

Neo-liberal reality in post-industrial waterfronts in the post-socialist city. The case of Tri-City, Poland Magdalena Szmytkowska, University of Gdansk, Department of Economic Geography, Poland

Klaudia Nowicka, University of Gdansk, Department of Economic Geography, Poland

Socio economic value of EU EEE funding / Case: Home for elderly people in Ljubljana Šiška as centre of generator of social life Domen Zupančič, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Architecture, Slovenia

Session on Planning and Governance

From post-socialism towards post-neoliberalism? Challenges and contradictions of planning and governance in new neoliberal cities Tuna Tasan-Kok, Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment & University College Roosevelt, Netherlands

Session on Urban Revitalisation

ReNewTown models of urban revitalisation: An overview Irena Ograjenšek, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Economics, Slovenia

The ReNewTown Handbook of Models is available here.

More competitive, more attractive – two in one. The potential of creative economy as an urban regeneration force Aidan Cerar, Regional Development Agency of the Ljubljana Urban Region, Slovenia

Session on Values, Well-Being and Sustainability Challenge in Post-Socialist Urban Settlements

Values, standard of living and sustainable development of post-communist housing estates Monika Vaškovicová, Hnúšta Agency for the development of the Gemer region, Slovakia
Jižní Mesto – as a place to live from the perspective of two generations of its first inhabitants Jana Barvíková, Research Institute for Labour and Social Affairs, Prague, Czech Republic
Forming urban identities by re-interpreting heritage: The case of post-socialist Velenje Krassimira Paskaleva-Shapira, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany and Manchester University, Manchester, United Kingdom

Ian Cooper, Eclipse Research Consultants, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Christina Götz, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

Improving intergenerational cohesion: A positive side-effect of the ReNewTown pilot action in Velenje Tjaša Redek and Irena Ograjenšek, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Economics, Slovenia

Session on Branding and Urban Tourism

The Touristic Potential of Urban Utopias Jan Van der Borg, KU Leuven, Belgium and University Ca’Foscari of Venice, Italy
Sustainable story born from the need of community – The Heart of Slovenia Ladeja Godina Košir, The Heart of Slovenia / Giacomelli media Ltd, Slovenia

Session on Development Strategy for Post-Socialist Cities

The strategy challenge for post-socialist cities of Central Europe, concepts and theory versus practice Grzegorz Weclawowicz, Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization, Department of Urban and Population Studies, Poland

The ReNewTown Transnational Development Strategy is available here.