Volume 78
  • Реєстрація



Institute of Geography, National Academy of Science of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



The article is devoted to the geographical study of conflict in urban space in times of digital age. The information age brings new challenges but opens new opportunities for geographic research of urban conflicts. The methods and techniques that can be used in geographic studies of urban conflicts are considered. However, the geographical study of conflicts requires broader involvement of the methods from related branches of knowledge and other sciences. The city is considered as a complex territorial system. Scientific content of the concepts of “space”, “geographical space”, “urban space” is defined and differentiated. In the process of studying of urban conflict we also demarcated such concepts as “conflict situation”, “frequency of conflicts” and “risk of conflicts”. The main approaches to the systematization of urban conflicts were summarized. The theory and practice point out that conflicts seem to be a prerequisite for urban development. It has been found that digital technologies can be most effective in preventing and solving “people - machine” or “machine - machine” conflicts; at the same time, solving social conflicts among different stakeholders and directing their devastating potential to a constructive path requires social communication between the conflicting parties and the application of integrated urban development approach.

Key words:

conflict, city, urban space, digital age, conflict activity, conflict potential 




Suggested citation: Mozgovyi, A. (2017). Urban conflicts in times of digital age. Ekonomichna ta Sotsialna Geografiya, 78, 18-25 (in Ukrainian, abstr. in English), https://doi.org/10.17721/2413-7154/2017.78.18-25.

Print ISSN: 2413-7154. Online ISSN: 2413-7553

Author Guidelines

Instruction for authors: 

Reviewer Guidelines

Download Reviewer's Form: 

Publication Ethics

Current Issue

Contact information

Editorial address:

Department of Economic and Social Geography, Faculty of Geography, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Prospekt Akademika Hlushkova, 2a, MSP-680, Kyiv, Ukraine 

Tel .: 00 38 044 521-32-24,

00 38 044 521-35-79

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Contact us