Bilateral project: Transitional transformations of urban and rural areas in the capital cities Zagreb and Podgorica (2015 – 2016)
- Partner institutions: Institute for Social Research in Zagreb, Croatia and Faculty of Philosophy in Nikšić, University of Montenegro
- Financed by: Ministry of Science, Education and Sports, Republic of Croatia
- Duration: 2015 – 2016
This bilateral project is run by the Institute for Social Research in Zagreb and the Faculty of Philosophy in Nikšić, two scientific institutions from Croatia and Montenegro and supported by the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports of the Republic of Croatia and the Ministry of Science in Montenegro. The research aims to collect relevant data on social changes in urban and rural areas of the two capital cities, Zagreb and Podgorica, mainly in the last two decades, which affect the way and quality of life of their residents.
In May 2015, two-day workshops (focus groups) were hosted by the Institute for Social Research in Zagreb and then in June in Montenegro. They were conducted by well-known scientists on various research topics in the sociology of space and related disciplines – social geography, urban economy, architecture etc. A field trip was organized in the City of Zagreb and towns within its settlement network for the guests to gain some first-hand knowledge of the area. A similar tour was organized in Podgorica and its suburban space.
In 2016 the qualitative and quantitative data analysis of the collected material is expected as well as a joint publication of the scientific paper about the towns from the bilateral project.