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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

IUE' Urban Economy Department Director Irina Gentzler took part in the UNECE events, on October 4 and 5 in Geneva

The Seventy-Ninth session of the Committee on Housing and Land Management, which took place in Geneva on 4 and 5 October 2018,  discussed concrete steps on how the Committee is aligning its activities with the 2030 Agenda, the New Urban Agenda and the Geneva UN Charter on Sustainable Housing. Innovative experiences and best practices on housing, urban development, and land... more

Russian scientific journal "Property relations in the Russian Federation" published IUE' experts article Analysis of judicial practice on issues related to apartments in Russia

The authors of the article analyze the judicial practice for the period 2012 -2018, related to disputes over the legitimacy of the creation of apartments and the legality of their use. Legal risks of development of the illegal market of apartments are revealed. The need for a legal analysis premises, they are treated as residential on the market, which generates numerous litigation. ... more

Irina Gentzler, IUE, Urban Economy Director, spoke at the conference “Housing Management, Maintenance and Modernization in Central Asian countries” organized by UN-HABITAT and held in the city of Almaty

On September 11-12, 2018, Almaty (the Republic of Kazakhstan) hosted an international conference on housing management, maintenance and modernization in Central Asian countries. Irina Gentzler, IUE, Urban Economy Director, who works on UNDP project in the Republic of Kazakhstan as a consultant, made a presentation on current trends in management of multi-unit residential buildings in the UNECE... more

Nadezhda Kosareva, IUE President and an economics columnist for the Izvestia newspaper, writes about the prospects for increased housing construction in Russia in 2024

In 2017, 80 million square meters of new housing were built in Russia. Yet the sufficiently high figure was the result of what had been achieved in previous years. The Presidential Decree of May 7, 2018, establishes the provision of housing as the national goal. This strategic objective entails the attainment of certain quantitative indicators. A key measure – an increase in construction of... more

Russian scientific "ECO journal" published IUE' experts article "The Outline of the New State Policy towards Russian Cities and Urban Agglomerations"

In the article necessity of state policy correction in relation to the cities in Russia towards decentralization and differentiation is stated. The mechanisms that allow to increase autonomy of the large cities and urban agglomerations are offered along with the corresponding calculations and expert estimates. Also attention is paid to the problems of absence at the state... more

IUE hosted a discussion club “An Analysis of the Legal Aspects of Direct Contracts on Provision of Utility Services between Utility Providers and Owners of Premises in Apartment Buildings”

On July 19, 2018 IUE hosted a discussion club “An Analysis of the Legal Aspects of Direct Contracts on Provision of Utility Services between Utility Providers and Owners of Premises in Apartment Buildings”. Nadezhda Kosareva, President (IUE) moderated the event. A. Sidyakin, First Deputy Chairperson of State Duma’s Committee on Housing Policy and Housing and Utilities Sector, participated in... more

A system of housing and utility tariffs to be reformed in the Eastern Kazakhstan, writes News Agency ‘Kazinform’ citing Irina Gentzler, Director, Urban Economy Department (IUE)

Specialists in the Eastern Kazakhstan note excessive administrative burden and high level of bureaucracy at a stage of tariff adoption and monitoring. In fact, a similar project in water supply sector has been launched in four regions of the country. Today there are 26 entities on the list of participants. Specialists are working to refine the approaches to tariff setting for power- and water... more

Tatyana Polidi, Executive Director (IUE) made presentations at two panel discussions at the Moscow Urban Forum (MUF) 2018

The Moscow Urban Forum 2018 dedicated to development of megacities and metropolitan areas amid global transformations took place on July 17-22. On the first day of MUF 2018, Tatyana Polidi, Executive Director (IUE) spoke about economic aspects of redevelopment at a session “Redevelopment and Environment: How Major Redevelopment Projects Influence Cities?”. On July 18, with the support of DOM.... more

Scientific journal 'Family and Housing Law' published IUE article about ways to improve the regulation of convention and holding of general meetings of apartment block premise owners in Russia

This article presents proposals for improving the provisions of the Housing code of the Russian Federation on convening and holding general meetings of premise owners to eliminate existing problems of law enforcement.  Athours: Gordeev Dmitry P. Leading Legal Counsel of the Urban Economy Department of the Institute for Urban Economics Member of the Expert Council of the State Duma... more