Final ReNewTown Project Conference

University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Economics, February 11th and 12th, 2014

Call for Papers

The project entitled New Post-Socialist City: Competitive and Attractive (in short the ReNewTown project) has been implemented through the Central Europe Programme co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund. Its primary focus is on reduction of disparities and improved quality of post-socialist urban environment (not only by positive transformation of residential landscapes but also by improved quality and accessibility of public spaces, increased provision of cultural and social events, increased support of entrepreneurial initiatives, strengthened identity, creation of common values, etc.). To this end several model approaches have been identified and four pilot actions implemented in post-socialist cities from four different Central and Eastern European countries (Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia).

This call for papers is aimed to provide a broader perspective on the competitiveness and attractiveness of post-socialist cities in Central and Eastern Europe by providing a forum for exchange between academic researchers, urban planners and decision-makers dealing with these issues. We are looking for contributions that would address one of the following themes:

    • (1) New economic and social functions of post-socialist buildings, public spaces, estates and/or districts


    • (2) Identity of, and differentiation among, post-socialist urban settlements


    • (3) Values, well-being and sustainability challenge in post-socialist urban settlements


Participants are invited to submit an abstract (maximum 250 words) before 30.09.2013. To submit your abstract e-mail Lejla Perviz (

Full papers submission deadline is December 10th, 2013.

Papers of the highest quality will be published in two peer-reviewed journals: Geographia Polonica ( and Economic and Business Review (

more details on the ReNewTown Final Conference official website: