Introduction to European Cities is a reading seminar that is closely linked to the lecture European Cities I. It provides comprehensive knowledge of European city development and introduces students to key texts in urban studies. The seminar systematically deepens the topics introduced in the lecture. We will read selected texts, critically reflect upon them, and use them as the basis for group works and discussions. Doing so we will familiarize ourselves with relevant current and historical positions and research on European cities. Topics to be discussed include the European city as analytical and normative concept, neoliberal urbanism, postsocialist urban transformation, material and immaterial urban heritage.