Joseph Salukvadze

Joseph  Salukvadze

Keywords : Sustainable development Caucasus Georgia Urban planning Globalization capital city economic regeneration geopolitics governance approach market transition metropolitan area post-communism urban development Tbilisi

Country : Georgia

Organization : Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University

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Joseph Salukvadze

Deputy Rector of Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University

Joseph Salukvadze was born on February  22, 1958 


1974-1979- graduate student, Department of Human (Social, Economic and Political) Geography, Faculty of Geography and Geology, Tbilisi State University 1979-1983- post-graduate student, Department of Human (Social, Economic and Political) Geography, Faculty of Geography and Geology, Tbilisi State University

Academic degree 

1985- Doctor of Geography (Geographical Sciences; equivalent to PhD in Geography), Tbilisi State University  

Occupation and Positions

September 2005- up today – Full Professor, Department of Human Geography, Faculty of Social and Political Studies, Tbilisi State University (September 2005-October 2006, January 2010 – January 2013 – Head of the Department)
April 2014-June 2014 – Consultant on Study for Georgia Housing Strategy, World Bank Group (part-time)
June 2012-June 2013 – Consultant on Study for Georgia Urbanization Review, World Bank Group (part-time)
October 2006 –October 2007 – Dean, Faculty of Social and Political Studies, Tbilisi State University
March 2000 –August 2005 – Head of Department of Human (Social, Economic and Political) Geography, Faculty of Geography and Geology, Tbilisi State University
1988-2000 - Associate Professor, Department of Human (Social, Economic and Political) Geography, Faculty of Geography and Geology, Tbilisi State University (1993-1997 part-time)
1997-1999- Commercial director, "LKN-Earth research and consulting" (company for mapping, survey, GIS), Tbilisi 1995-1997- Head of Marketing and Sales Department, “Orbi Georgian Airways”, Tbilisi
1993-1995 - Head of Department of Land Resources, Tbilisi City Hall


Department of Human Geography, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Tbilisi State University: Introduction to Human Geography, Land Policy and Land Management, Urban Geography; Previously: Cultural Geography, Geographic/Land Information Systems 
Visiting lecturer: Master’s Program “Land Management and Land Tenure”, Technical University of Munich, Germany: Course in comparative land policy and land management; since 2002  

International Projects

2011 – Short-term expert in property registration and landowners’ baseline survey, “Land Registration and Cadastre Project in Azerbaijan”; Concept Development phase in the city of Ganja and Sheki district,  financed by KfW (Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau).
2008 – 2011– Expert, “Voluntary Guidelines on Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land and other Natural Resources”, financed by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
2010-2011 – Local expert, “Tbilisi City Development Strategy”, financed by the World Bank and Tbilisi City Hall.  
2010 – Reviewer, “Eurasian Cities: A Concept Note”. The World Bank project.
2007 (Sept) – 2008 (Feb) – Expert, “Land Registration and Cadastre Project
in Azerbaijan”, feasibility study, financed by KfW (Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau).   
2006 (Sept) -2008 (June) – Expert  (member of a project team created by “ANI”-Architects Ltd.) , “Master Plan (Operative) of Land-Use of Tbilisi”, financed by Tbilisi City Hall and GTZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit).
2000 –2007- Co-team leader, German-Georgian financial co-operation project “Cadastre and Land Registration”, financed by German Government/KfW (Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau).
1994-1999 – Co-director, German - Georgian technical co-operation project "Tbilisi Land Management", financed by German Government/GTZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit). 

Academic awards/scholarships

2008 – Doing Business  award for fruitful cooperation 
1998-1999 (9 months)- The Fulbright  visiting scholar: Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP), Special Program in Urban and Regional Studies (SPURS), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); Graduate School of Design, Harvard University; Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA (research, auditing, presentations; certified) 
1991-1992 (7 months) - The Swedish Institute visiting scholar: Department of Human Geography, University of Stockholm; Department of Social and Economic Geography, Lund University, Sweden (research, lecturing; certified)
May 1990 – "Urban Concept of Spatial Development of Tbilisi" (co-author), Prize of Architectural Society of Georgia, Tbilisi 
1988-1989 (4 months) – The Young Scholar’s Exchange Program: Institute of Economic Geography and Spatial Organization, Łòdź University, Poland (research, lecturing)

Other professional trainings

1997 (1 week) – The GTZ-ESA workshop: “GPS and Digital Plane Table – a modern tool and method for cadastral and other surveys”, Aswan, Egypt (participation and successful completion, certified)
1995 (6 weeks) – SITA (Societe Internationale de Telecommunications Aeronautiques) Atlanta Data Processing Center: “GABRIEL Reservations Supervisory Training”; Atlanta, Georgia, USA (training and successful completion, certified)
1993 (1 week) – The Salzburg Seminar: “The Non-Profit, Non-Governmental Sector: Individuals, Organizations, and Democratic Societies”, Salzburg, Austria (participation and successful completion, certified)

Membership of professional associations

Association of American Geographers (AAG), member since 2009
International Geographical Union (IGU), member since 2008
International Federation of Surveyors (FIG), member through LKN and SPLIT Georgia since 2005 
Georgian Geographical Society, member since 1979; vice-president since 2008
Chairman of the National Committee of Georgian Geographers since 2008 
Society of Urbanists of Georgia, since 1987
Georgian Association of Real Estate Managers, Appraisers and Consultants, since 1999 Joint Georgian-German Caucasian Real Estate Academy, founded by GTZ (co-founder), since 2003

Publications, presentations, editorial work

Author and editor of 3 books and over 40 publications in Georgian, Russian, English, Polish languages published in Georgia, Russia, Estonia, Poland, Sweden, UK, USA, Germany, Hungary, Italy. 

Main Publications

Van Asche, Kristof, Joseph Salukvadze & Nick Shavishvili (editors). 2009. Urban Culture and Urban Planning in Tbilisi: Where West and East Meet. Lewiston, Queenston & Lampeter: Edwin Mellen Press 

Van Assche, Kristof, and Joseph Salukvadze. 2013. Tbilisi: Urban Transformation and Role Transformation in Post-Soviet Metropolis. In Cook, Edward & Jesus Lara (eds.), Remaking Metropolis: Global Challenges to the Urban Landscape. Routledge

Van Assche, Kristof, Joseph Salukvadze & Martijn Duineveld (2012). Speed, Vitality and Innovation in the Reinvention of Georgian Planning Aspects of Integration and Role Formation. European Planning Studies, Volume 20, Issue 6, p. 999-1015. DOI:10.1080/09654313.2012.673568

Van Assche, Kristof, and Joseph Salukvadze. 2011. Tbilisi reinvented: planning, development and the unfinished project of democracy in Georgia. Planning Perspectives Vol. 27, No. 1, January 2012, 1–24

Bouzarovski, Stefan, Joseph Salukvadze and Michael Gentile. 2011. A Socially Resilient Urban Transition? The Contested Landscapes of Apartment building extensions in Two Post-communist Cities. Urban Studies. Volume 48, issue 13, year 2011, pp. 2689-2714 [0042-0980 Print/1360-063X Online 1-26, 2010] 
Van Assche, Kristof, Gert Verschraegen & Joseph Salukvadze. Changing Frames: Citizen and Expert Participation in Georgian Planning. 2010. Planning Practice and Research. Routledge. 25:3, 377-395. 

Joseph Salukvadze. 2008. Good Governance and Natural Resources Tenure in Eastern
Europe and CIS Region. Land Tenure Working Paper 3. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Rome [;]
Joseph Salukvadze. 2006. Geoinformation Technologies in Land Management and Beyond: Case of Georgia. Shaping the Change. Proceedings of XXIII International FIG Congress, 8-13 October 2006, Munich, Germany. 18 p. FIG office, Lindevangs Allé 4, Frederiksberg, Denmark. [Digital edition; available at:] 
Joseph Salukvadze. 2006. Polityka gruntowa w Gruzji. Przestrzenie miast postsocjalistychcznych. Studia społecznych przemian przestrzeni zurbanizowanej. Pod redakcją naukową Mariusza Czepczyńskiego. Bogucki Wydawnictwo Naukowe. Gdańsk-Poznań; s.35-43.
Joseph Salukvadze. 1999. Land reform and land management in Post-Soviet Georgia. Anthropology of East Europe Review. Special issue: Reassessing Peripheries in Post-Communist Studies, Katherine R. Metzo, Guest Editor, Nancy Ries, Issue Editor. Volume 17, Number 2, Autumn, 1999; DePaul University, p. 5-15. [available at]

Presentations in the international conferences, seminars and workshops in Georgia, Russia (Moscow, St. Petersburg), Lithuania (Vilnius), Estonia (Tallinn, Tartu), Poland (Łòdź, Gdańsk), Sweden (Stockholm, Lund, Umeå), UK (Oxford, London), Germany (Frankfurt, Saarbrücken, Bonn, Munich, Hamburg, Hanover), USA (Cambridge, Massachusetts; Bloomington, Indiana; Washington, DC; Seattle, Washington; New York; Springfield, Ohio), Hungary (Budapest), Israel (Tel-Aviv), Egypt (Cairo, Aswan), Italy (Rome, Pescara), Romania (Bucharest), Australia (Sydney), Morocco (Marrakesh), Azerbaijan (Baku). 

Membership of Editorial Board

Caucasian Geographical Review. Tbilisi. Since 2002
European Spatial Research and Policy. Łòdź, Poland. Since 2009
FAO Land Tenure Journal. Rome, Italy. Since 2009