Evolution of urban civilization and post-urban forms of settling in Ukraine


The author characterizes the urban civilization cycles and corresponding proportion between the basicsectors of urban economics and its industry content in Ukraine. It is concluded that the latest changes in thestructure of employment in Ukraine and itscapital point at the successive deindustrialization occur because of thedegradation of domestic economy basic industries the and growth of employment in the tertiary (service) sector.

Therefore, an all-Ukrainian transition to tertiarization of occupationsand to the post-industrial type of employmentbecame obvious. The post-urban forms of settling are examined as a product of urban civilization revolution.Thepaper dwells upon a necessity to revise traditional ideas of a city and to search for its new definitions, which couldreflect the essence of modern urbanization processes and forms of urban settling. The author adduces arguments infavor of the modern city notions as a system of interrelated settlements. A regular shuttle (or pendulous) labormigration of industrial and office workers within the systems of interrelated settlements is considered to be one ofthe basic system-forming relations, which unites city with other settlements into a single functional-spatial organismwith a specific mode of life in it.

It is concluded that the socio-spatial settling structures have become morecomplicated, and the forms of urban settling and dynamics of their transformation have become more diverse aswell. The author analyzes economic functions of the pendulous type of labor migration and its role in foundationand mobile consolidation within the labor markets agglomeration.

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