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16th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey: 2020. SPECIAL COVERAGE: HOUSING AFFORDABILITY IN RUSSIA

For some years, the Institute for Urban Economics (IUE) has analyzed housing affordability in the 17 metropolitan areas in Russia with more than one million residents. Most recently, IUE has published results for the third quarter (September quarter) of 2019. Demographia is pleased to share results from the IUE report. IUE provides data on median house prices, median household income and price... more

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

A Study on the Housing and Urban Planning Sectors Performance Indicators in Major Russian Metropolitan Areas

The Institute for Urban Economics presents the research «A Study on the Housing and Urban Planning Sectors Performance Indicators in Major Russian Metropolitan Areas» performed in 2018 by order of the Russian development institution «DOM.RF». This research is the first so extensive comparative study on the housing and urban planning trends in the largest Russian MAs over almost 30 years... more

Moscow government to allocate record-breaking amount to "My street" program. Commentary by N. Kosareva

Moscow’s estimated budget for the My Street program allows for RUB 45.5 billion in 2021, a record-breaking amount since its inception. “This is the largest landscaping and improvement project in Moscow’s modern history,” a source in the Mayor’s office commented. According to the estimated Moscow budget for 2020 through 2022, RUB 107.2 billion is earmarked for the My Street program,... more

“Two consequences”: A. Puzanov on reducing monotown list

Mr. Alexander Puzanov, General Director, Institute for Urban Economics, commented to Moscow 24, the State Duma’s initiative to halve the number of monotowns. According to the expert, the new system is “needed” because the Monotown Development Fund “is unable to address all monotowns.” Mr. Puzanov noted that this change would lead to two consequences. “Those remaining on the list... more

Nadezhda Kosareva proposes differentiating approach to problems of small towns

Small town should differentiate their approach to addressing problems, said Ms. Nadezhda Kosareva, President of the Institute for Urban Economics, to the Parlamentskaya Gazeta. The goal of the government’s policy with respect to all small and medium towns and rural settlements should be to preserve them by creating competitive economic entities. Valentina Matvienko, Chairperson of the... 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