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The Economy of Russian Cities and Metropolitan Areas. Issue #3: Economic structure and growth potential

Almost throughout the last 25 years, there have been expert discussions regarding structural changes needed by the Russian economy to switch to a new model of economic growth – growth driven by innovations rather than the production and sale of resources. In recent years, the most active discussion has had to do with the key role of cities and metropolitan areas - as territories currently... more

Tatyana Polidi

Tatiana Polidi will be attending the 2019 European Network for Housing Research conference, Housing for the Next European Social Model, this August in Athens. Housing, not as commodity but as a human right, is fundamental to the Right to the City. This vital congress shall explore how housing can be part of a new solidarity model for Europe and how housing policies can lead the way in this... more

IUE Executive Director, Tatyana Polidi took part in AREUEA 2019 National Conference in Washington

The conference is held in Washington DC over a two day period typically at the end of the Memorial Day week. The sessions are informative and ample time is provided to allow for discussion among the presenters and session participants. Policy makers, academics, and real estate practitioners have all come to rely on the leading research and vigorous discussions that are a tradition of this... more

The institute for Urban Economics in 2018 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report

The Institute For Urban Economics was ranked 45th in the rating of the "Top Social Policy Think Tanks" and 50th in the "Top Think Tanks in Central and Eastern Europe".  2018 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report. The TTCSP works with leading scholars and practitioners from think tanks and universities in a variety of collaborative efforts and programs, and produces the annual... more

Housing and urban planning policies in Russian cities: weak support

Russian cities currently feel the utmost need both for improving the affordability of housing and upgrading its quality, enhancing the beautification of the urban environment. Achieving the housing policy objectives necessitates a considerable update of urban planning policy which is currently characterized by minimum urban planning regulations and inadequate enforcement of those in place.... more

A monograph on “Economic Urbanization”, written by IUE’s experts as part of their scientific activity in NRU HSE, has been published

The monograph deals with a highly relevant subject in today’s Russia - development of cities. The subject, however, is of importance not only for Russia. In this historic period the role of cities in regional, national, and even global economic development has been growing significantly all over the world. The authors, therefore, took the liberty of adding to the book’s title a rather provocative... more

Nadezhda Kosareva, President of IUE, has been awarded the International Leontief Medal for Contribution to Economic Reforms, thus becoming the Laureate 2018

On February 16th, 2019, Nadezhda Kosareva, President of IUE, has been honored with the International Leontief Medal for Contribution to Economic Reforms and became the Laureate for the year 2018. Nadezhda Kosareva has been awarded for her outstanding achievements in reforming the housing sector of Russia’s economy. In February 2005, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of V. Leontief, the... more

Transforming the organisation of urban systems in Russia was the focus of a panel discussion held by IUE as part of the 10th Saburov Readings

On February 14th, 2019, IUE held a 'round-table’ event “Transforming the Organisation of Urban Systems in Russia: Latent Potential for or Fundamental Constraints to Economic Development?” as part of the 10th Saburov Readings. Nadezhda Kosareva, President, IUE, moderated the event. She noticed that this year the anniversary of Saburov Readings has been taking place under the general theme “... more

The Institute for Urban Economics presented its 2018 highlights of the activities funded through the IUE Endowment

The IUE Endowment was established in 2013.  It has been used for to finance our research programs, as well as activities related to designing analytical, methodological and legal support components required for implementation of new mechanisms in the housing, utility, town planning and other areas. Key projects carried out in 2018, along with recommendations designed by the IUE’s... more

The Ministry of Construction, Housing and Utilities of RF (Minstroi of Russia) suggests that investors be compensated for up to a quarter of their costs incurred in resettling residents from hazardous housing, - Nadezhda Kosareva, IUE President, comments

“The approach itself – with compensation for the investors’ costs — is perfectly sensible”, says Nadezhda Kosareva, President of IUE. Investors, however, think ‘on a large scale’. They are rarely satisfied with ‘one-off’ projects, unless these are in central zones (especially where town-planning regulations allow to produce more dwelling space than today). “The most investment attractive... more