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dr. O.V. (Olga) Gritsai

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Dr.Olga Gritsai is a qualified researcher in the field of urban and regional geography with interests lying mainly in the field of  recent transformation processes in European cities. She has a record of working in both West- and East European research organisations where she gained experience in coordinating international projects. She has combined research and management working in a number of European projects, including a large FP6 project ACRE, (2006-2010).


Since November 2010 Olga works as a advisor in research funding by the UvA Technology Transfer Office, with a focus on social sciences and humanities.


She remains a guest researcher by the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR).







  • Musterd, S., & Gritsai, O. (2013). The creative knowledge city in Europe: structural conditions and urban policy strategies for competitive cities. European Urban and Regional Studies, 20(3), 343-359. DOI: 10.1177/0969776412439199  [details] 


  • Gritsai, O., Pengfei, N., van der Wusten, H., Kai, L., Guangquan, L., & Huang, J. (2011). European Post-Soviet Cities. In P. J. Taylor, N. Pengfei, B. Derudder, M. Hoyler, J. Huang, & F. Witlox (Eds.), Global urban analysis: a survey of cities in globalization (pp. 288-292). London: Earthscan. [details] 


  • Musterd, S., & Gritsai, O. (2009). Creative and knowledge cities: development paths and policies from a European perspective. Built Environment, 35(2), 173-188. DOI: 10.2148/benv.35.2.173  [details] 


  • Musterd, S., & Gritsai, O. (2010). Conditions for "creative knowledge cities": finding from a comparison between 13 European metropolises: "going creative" - an option for all European cities? (ACRE report; No. 9). Amsterdam: AMIDSt, University of Amsterdam. [details] 
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