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MAIN PAGE > Journal "Urban Studies" > Contents of Issue № 03/2019
Contents of Issue № 03/2019
Социология и демография
Koval'zhina L.S. - Social and administrative aspects of the “Healthy Cities” project: sociological analysis pp. 1-6


Abstract: This article presents the analysis of sociological discourse on the fundamental aspects of the “Healthy Cities” project; discusses the peculiarities of the World Health Organization “Healthy Cities” strategy; technologies of formation of the created on its basis programs on preservation of health of the urban population. The importance of the political and legislative factor impacting people’s health and inequality with regards to health maintenance is revealed. The subject of this research is the projects aimed at preservation of health of the city dwellers and overcoming of inequality related to health, developed on the basis of the World Health Organization “Healthy Cities” concept. The author applies the theoretical-methodological analysis, secondary data analysis of the sociological study “Moscow is a Healthy City” (Russian Public Opinion Research Center, 2018)’; as well as survey results, conducted by the author in 2013 and 2017 among the schoolers, university students, and their parents of Tyumen Region, on the questions of health maintenance. The main conclusion consists in consideration of the socio-biological gradient in formation of inequalities with regards to health among the representatives of different social groups. The author emphasizes the effectiveness of the “Healthy Cities” project in Moscow; as well as discusses the strategies on preservation of health among the population of Tyumen Region. The results of the conducted sociological study on living a healthy lifestyle demonstrate an accurate correlation between the increasing level of education and the number of those adopting a healthy lifestyle. Such project is relevant for not only large cities, but also rural areas with certain adjustment to the local specificities and tasks.
Культурное наследие
Dubrovina N.P. - Palaces of Culture in Leningrad. Problems of maintenance and preservation pp. 7-17


Abstract: The object of this research is the Palaces of Culture in Leningrad built in the 1920’s – 1930’s. Among all object the author highlights the separate newly built extant Palaces of Culture in the style of constructivism, which are the monuments of cultural heritage. The subject of this research is the questions of state protection of the indicated objects and their maintenance. The article examines the existing conservation zones and territories of the cultural heritage sites; current state of the Palaces of Culture; problems of maintenance; and questions of modern functional profile of the buildings. The author studied the literary sources, analyzed iconographic materials and existing regulatory documents in the area of preservation of architectural heritage, conducted visual observation. The goal of this research lies in determining the current state of the Palaces of Culture in Leningrad of the early XX century alongside the key issues pertinent to state protection of the objects. The results may be valuable for comprising preservation orders for architectural heritage of the XX century, as well as development of restoration and reconstruction projects of the monuments of constructivism. The author concludes on the flawed system of state preservation of the cultural heritage of the XX century, and makes recommendation with regards to its solution.
City and mass culture
Bozhok N.S. - Cultural identity of urban communities of the historical reenactors pp. 18-27


Abstract: The object of this research is the cultural identity of urban communities of the historical reenactors. The subject of the author’s scientific interest is the mechanisms and practices substantiating the specificity of positive cultural identity of the communities, united within the framework of the historical reenactment movement. The article examines the dominant trends in the development of modern reenactment movement: trend towards the fragmentation of movement and complication of the structure of collective identity, and intention towards unity. Special attention is given to the identification of mechanisms that allow retaining and maintaining balance between the processes of differentiation and integration of reenactment movement. Methodologically, the author’s understanding of the specificity of collective identity of the historical reenactors is based on the theoretical ideas of H. Blumer, N. Smelser and P. Sztompka, as well as the theory of new social movements that focus attention on their sociocultural dimension. The scientific novelty consists in the fact that this article is first to comprehensively analyze cultural components of the collective identity of the historical reenactment movement; as well as determine its structural components, mechanism and characteristic attributes. It is substantiated that under the influence of the modern global trends, cultural identity of reenactors along with the basic components attaints the new ones that contribute to the expansion of cultural-historical mobility and cohesion of reenactment movement.
Eremenko I.A. - World Heritage City status — a «kiss of death» or a resource in a conflict of interest? The case of Stralsund and Wismar pp. 28-36


Abstract: This paper examines how the status of World Heritage Cities (WHC) affects urban changes and what conflicts arise in connection with it. Does this status hinder possible changes or is it a resource in a conflict of interest? Two German cities with joint WHC status, Wismar and Stralsund, were chosen as cases. Empirically, this study draws upon interviews with the city administration, local activists, employees of museums and tourist centers, and representatives of local business. In addition, a qualitative analysis of materials from two "Facebook" groups was employed: an official group of the city administration, and a group of the Green party of Stralsund. According to the study, the status of WHC imposes severe restrictions on changes to the urban space but does not make them completely impossible. Additionally, the WHC status is widely used by different actors in various conflict situations. The city administration uses the status in attempts to change or preserve certain parts of the city’s territory.
Social systems
Rogach O.V. - pp. 37-47


Системы управления и планирования
Erokhina L.D., Zhang H. - pp. 48-56


Sadkovskaya O. - pp. 57-75


Gushchin A.N., Sanok S.I. - pp. 76-88


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