Life after the City: De-Urbanization and Social Capital in Non-Urban Areas

Wednesday, 13 July 2016: 16:00-17:30
Location: Hörsaal 6D P (Neues Institutsgebäude (NIG))
RC26 Sociotechnics, Sociological Practice (host committee)

Language: English

Are people eternally destined to live in cities? Are jungles made of concrete, metal and glass the only environment in which they deserve to exist – even in the remote future? Today, these important questions coexist with various correlations and consequences in multiple areas of life and expertise. Historically, mankind emerged from rural environments, which have an inherent closeness to natural wildness, and endlessly strived for life in the city. This used to be the process and, until recently, it seemed to be unidirectional.
However, people currently live in a period of radical change. Recovering the ancestral reunion with Nature is not only a matter of personal choice; it is becoming an imperative, a “Hobson’s choice” indeed. This trend stands true for many societies in the contemporary world.
Session Organizer:
Nikita POKROVSKY, Higher School of Economics, Russia
Rural-Urban ?ontinuum in the Context of Urbanization, De-Urbanization and Recurrent Mobility of Population
Andrey TREYVISH, Institute of Geography Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia; Tatiana NEFEDOVA, Institute of Geography Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
Between City and Village; Models of Dual Lifestyles in Russia
Vladimir ILIN, St. Petersburg University, Russia
Sustainable Development Indicators for Cities
Sergey BOBYLEV, moscow state, Russia; Alla BOBYLEVA, moscow state "lomonosov" university, Russia
The Concept of ‘Archaic' in Interpreting Contemporary Community Life
Uliana NIKOLAEVA, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia