Kostyantyn Mezentsev




Kostyantyn Mezentsev

POSITION
Head of Department of Economic and Social Geography

WORK EXPERIENCE
1994–1997
PhD Student (Aspirantura)
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv (Ukraine)

19972002
Assistant Professor of Department of Economic and Social Geography
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv (Ukraine)

20022003
Associate Professor (Docent) of Department of Economic and Social Geography
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv (Ukraine)

20032006
2003-2006 Postdoctoral Studies (Doctorantura)
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv (Ukraine)

20062007
Associate Professor of Department of Economic and Social Geography
Taras Shevchenko national University of Kyiv, Kyiv (Ukraine)

20072015
Professor of Department of Economic and Social Geography
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv (Ukraine)

2015Present
Head of Department of Economic and Social Geography
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv (Ukraine)

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

1993
MSc (Economic and Social Geography)
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv (Ukraine)

1997
CSc (PhD, Economic and Social Geography)
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kiev, Kyiv (Ukraine)

2006
DSc (Economic and Social Geography)
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv (Ukraine)


Urban and Regional Development

Research Fields:
Social Science & Humanities

Previous and Current Research

International Projects:
  • Urban Reconfiguration in post‐Soviet Space (Leibniz Community, Germany)
  • Civil Society Involvement and Participatory Planning Processes in Urban Development – German-Ukrainian Reflections (DAAD, Germany)
  • Migration between Belarus, Georgia, Ukraine, Moldova and the Visegrad Countries (International Visegrad Fond, Hungary)
Research topics at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv:

  • Spatial Transformation in Ukraine: Models of Urban Modernization and Planning
  • Socio-Geographical Studies of the Nature Use Transformation and Regional Environmental Safety in Ukraine

Other projects:
  • Regional Policy in Ukraine (Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine)








Future Projects and Goals

  • Participatory Urban Planning
  • Municipal GIS
  • Gentrification, sacralization, domestication and symbolics of urban space

Methodological and Technical Expertise

  • comparative case-study approach to analysis of socio-spatial urban transformation in the post-Soviet space;
  • qualitative (surveys, questioning, visual observations, mental mapping) and quantitative (multivariate analysis) methods, GIS-modelling of urban and regional development.

Selected Publications

Mezentsev K., Pidgrushnyi G., Mezentseva N.
Challenges of the Post-Soviet Development of Ukraine: Economic Transformations, Demographic Changes and Socio-Spatial Polarization.
In: Understanding Geographies of Polarization and Peripheralization. Perspectives from Central and Eastern Europe and Beyond. Henn, S., Lang, T., Sgibnev, W., Ehrlich, K. (eds). Palgrave Macmillan, - 2015 - pp. 252-269.

http://www.palgrave.com/us/book/9781137415073


Mezentsev K., Pidgrushnyi G.
Ukraine: stable outflow and changing nature.
In: Discovering migration between Visegrad countries and Eastern partners. Budapest, - 2014 - pp. 191-211.
http://www.eastmig.mtafki.hu/results.html

Karacsonyi D., Mezentsev K., Pidgrusnyi G., Donenyi Z.
From Global Economic Crisis to Armed Crisis: Changing Regional Inequalities in Ukraine.
Regional Statistics, 4(2) – 2014 pp. 18-39.
https://www.ksh.hu/docs/hun/xftp/terstat/2014/eterstat1402.pdf


Druzhinin A., Mezentsev K. (2013)
Transformación Espacial Socio-Económica en la Gran Ciudad: Tendencias Globales y la Especificidad Local (Por ejemplo, Rusia y Ucrania).
Boletín de GÆA Sociedad Argentina de Estudios Geográficos, 131: 45-61.
http://www.gaea.org.ar/BOLETIN131.pdf


Mezentsev K., Havryliuk O. (2015)
Testing of the differential Urbanization Model in Ukraine.
Ekonomichna ta Sotsialna Geografiya. 3(73): 15-26.
http://bulletin-esgeograph.org.ua/en/electronic-version/volume-73


Pidgrushnui G., Mezentsev K. (2015)
Attractiveness of the Area for Human Habitat: Methodological and Applied Research Aspects.
Ukrainian Geographical Journal, 1: 32-41.
http://ukrgeojournal.org.ua/en/node/450

Mezentsev K. (2013)
Trends in Urban Settlements Development in Ukraine: Strong and Vulnerable Cities.
Bulletin of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. Geography, 1(61): 31-36.
http://visnyk-geo.univ.kiev.ua/?page_id=741&lang=en

Mezentsev K., Klyujko T. (2013)
Spatial Processes in Kyiv Metropolitan Region: Globalization or post-Soviet Transformation.
Kyiv Geographical Almanac, 8: 92-98.
http://www.geokyiv.org/en/conferences/spatial-transformations/reports

Mezentsev K., Mezentseva N., Brade I. (2012)
New Social and Economic Processes in Kyiv’s Hinterland.
Journal of Human Geography, 12(1): 156-160.
http://soc-econom-region.univer.kharkov.ua/files/Chasopys_12(1)_2012.pdf

Mezentsev K., Mezentseva N. (2012)
Spatial Socio-Economic Changes in Kyiv and Agglomeration.
Socio-Economic geography. Vestnik ARGO, 1: 109-123.

Contacts

Homepage: http://www.geo.univ.kiev.ua/en/departments/department-of-economic-and-social-geography.html


mez@univ.kiev.ua