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17.01.2019

On January 20, the Mono-Town Development Fund will introduce a new passport of the program designed to support the settlements – as reported by News.ru with comments by Alexander Puzanov, Director General, IUE

This means, in fact, a systematic work with investors being involved and with a unified register of mono-towns communications platforms planned to be created, which has never been done before. It is also important and new, as envisaged by the program, to engage more proactively with local mainstays. “It is not clear to what extent the current support tools can change the policy regarding mono-... more
14.01.2019

Property tax has not saved local budgets, - according to IRN with explanations by Tatyana Polidi, Executive Director, IUE

For two years the citizens of Russia have been paying property tax – for their apartments, houses and land plots. Tax assessment takes place based on cadastral value, which is close to the market one. As Tayana Polidi, Executive Director, IUE, explains, local authorities in Western countries have a more stable source of revenue and fewer benefits. They are given more leeway to set their own... more
30.11.2018

IUE’s project on capital repairs to multi-unit residential buildings was awarded the Moscow Mayor Grant

A project “Practical guide for a proactive housing owner: “Road Map on capital repairs to a multi-unit residential building” offers a core group of housing activists a helpful practical tool on how to prepare for and effectively carry out capital repairs to a multi-unit residential building. The guide can be used as an information booklet, a calendar of events, a day planner, and an information... more
15.11.2018

T. Polidi, Executive Director, IUE, expressed her opinion about the economy of housing redevelopment in Russia’s regions in an article published in “Vedomosti”

Authors of the draft law “On Housing Redevelopment in the Russian Federation” consider that the main goal of the law is to put an end to simple substitution of hazardous housing [by replacement buildings] in the country. The document is rather small. It comprises only 30 pages. According to the draft law authors’ estimates, the regions willing to launch the process are still few in number: there... more
14.11.2018

Tatyana Polidi, Executive Director, IUE, spoke at a Plenary Session held at the forum on strategic development “Cities of Russia 2030: A Digital Future” in the city of Yekaterinburg on November 14

During a panel discussion, entitled “Strategies of cities and regions: Designing a Digital Future”, the experts discussed strategic directions for development of municipalities in Russia. Almost all the speakers pointed out that Russia’s cities have to take steps towards consolidating to form metropolitan areas [agglomerations]. And yet T. Polidi, Executive Director, IUE, who was slated to... more
5.11.2018

IUE’s project “Contract for multi-unit residential building management: Do it yourself!” won the support at the Competition for Presidential Grants for Civil Society Development

News feeds are full of briefs highlighting conflicts between the owners of dwelling units in multi-unit residential buildings and managing organizations. The owners do not agree with the list and cost of works and services, with increased fees under contracts for multi-unit residential building management, with the quality of work carried out by managing companies and contractors. The... more
30.10.2018

Nadezhda Kosareva, President of IUE, delivered a presentation on creation and work of housing-construction cooperatives at a training seminar organized for regional public authorities and hosted by the city of Kazan

In Kazan, officials from State Duma, the Council of Federation, the Ministry of Construction, discussed “housing aspects” of the presidential message delivered by Putin. Regional authorities were tasked with ensuring a 1.5 times increase in housing construction. One solution is to look as far back as Soviet times and restore the mechanism of housing construction cooperatives (HCCs) with... more
29.10.2018

The British scientific publishing house Routledge has issued a Handbook of Contemporary Issues in Expropriation with a Chapter on the situation in Russia prepared by experts of the IUE

The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Issues in Expropriation reviews the contemporary major issues involving expropriation (eminent domain/compulsory purchase) in an international context. Expropriation is a right reserved to all governments, and, thus, it has an impact on all societies. This book, the first of its kind, considers the essential issues from the point of view of both... more
22.10.2018

RSA Russia Conference 2018: Tatyana Polidi, Executive Director (IUE), made presentation «Economic Development and Economic Structure of the Major Russian Metropolitan Areas»

Regional Studies Association Conference 2018 «Urban and Regional Resilience: Strategies for Success» are held 22-23 October and takes place within the Russian All Russia Strategic Forum in St Petersburg.  The Forum is held annually since 2002 and has already firmly and justifiably gained the right to be regarded as the main platform for discussion of methods and tools of... more
10.10.2018

HSE’ conference ‘Urban Renewal Policy: Balancing between Housing Affordability and Urban Sustainability’ started with open talk on national housing policy in Russia and European countries with Prof. Alexander Puzanov and Prof. Michael Oxley

On 10 October 2018 an International Scientific and Practical Conference ‘Urban Renewal Policy: Balancing between Housing Affordability and Urban Sustainability’ held by the Graduate School of Urbanism of the HSE Faculty of Urban and Regional Development took place at the Higher School of Economics. Passing through rapid economic and spatial growth cities are facing similar problems... more

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