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Irina Gentsler, Deputy Director of IUE Urban Economy Department, took part in the work of the 78th session of the Committee on Housing and Land Management and Ministerial Meeting, 8 - 10 November 2017, Geneva

The 78th Session of the Committee on Housing and Land Management took place from 8 to 10 November 2017 in Geneva. It included a Ministerial Segment on 9 November 2017, which was organised as a forum for a high-level exchange of experiences and views on progress and challenges related to the implementation of recent international agreements such as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable... more

IUE President Nadezhda Kosareva made a report at the expert meeting  “​​Cities for the Right to Housing” in Barcelona from 2-3 November

Local and regional leaders and housing policy experts met in Barcelona from 2-3 November to reaffirm their commitment to housing as a human right and share experiences on making it a reality. The meeting, “​​Cities for the Right to Housing”, was hosted by UCLG Co-President and Mayor of Barcelona, Ada Colau and the UCLG Committee on Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and Human... more

Article "Assessment of gross urban product in Russian cities and its contribution to Russian GDP in 2000–2015" of IUE President Nadezhda B. Kosareva and IUE Executive Director T. Polidi has published in Russian Journal of Economics

The article presents a new methodology for estimating gross urban product (the gross domestic product by city or metropolitan level) in Russia under extremely low statistical data availability about economy performance at the local level. These estimates provide new analytical instruments for assessing disparities in economic development between more than 1,000 Russian cities and other areas, and... more

General Director of IUE Alexander Puzanov became a co-author of the monograph "Private Rental Housing in Transition Countries"

This book presents an overview of private rented housing in selected new EU member states and other transition countries – a topic scarcely researched to date, as it is largely part of the informal economy, and consequently often invisible to official statistics. The publication was prepared by a group of authors from Western and Eastern Europe, and Russia.  The editors are József... more

Conference on the New Agenda for Development of Russia’s Cities was held by the IUE on September 15th, 2017, in Moscow

On September 15th, 2017, the IUE hosted a Conference on the New Agenda for Development of Russia’s Cities. Among more than 150 attendees were experts from Moscow, St.-Petersburg, Perm, Yekaterinburg, Ufa, Izhevsk, Novosibirsk, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk and other regions of Russia. The participants represented state authorities and local governments, business community, independent associations, think... more

New article of honorary member of IUE Board of Trustees R. Struyk and IUE Executive Director T. Polidi on the On Think Tanks blog — Ensuring you are hiring qualified research staff: Guarding against CV padding

There are indications of CV padding being a significant problem, including for positions requiring graduate degrees. Although statistically reliable evidence is absent, a few examples of documented misrepresentation suggest its breadth. A survey conducted by, a position-candidate matching firm, found almost 60 percent of nearly 2,200 hiring managers had caught a job... more

Tatyana Polidi, IUE Executive Director, participated in the International Conference held by the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association (AREUEA)

On July 3-5 the AREUEA held in Amsterdam the 2017 International Conference. Tatyana Polidi, IUE Executive Director, took part in discussions of keynote speeches delivered by the following leading experts in the field of real estate and urban economics: David Geltner, MIT Center for Real Estate Real Estate (USA) - Price Dynamics and the Value of Flexibility Stephan Malpezzi,... more

Alexander Puzanov, IUE Director General, moderated the panel discussion “Uniting Opportunities: Integrating Infrastructure at Local and Regional Levels” held within the Moscow Urban Forum 2017

The panel discussion “Uniting Opportunities: Integrating Infrastructure at Local and Regional Levels” took place on July 6 as part of the MOSCOW URBAN FORUM 2017. The event was moderated by Alexander Puzanov, IUE Director General.  The integration of territories within an emerging agglomeration is associated with huge challenges in terms of ensuring territorial connectivity and arranging... more

IUE hosted a panel discussion on “Implementation of Built-Up Area (Brownfield) Redevelopment Projects: Russian and International Practice”

On June 20, 2017, a panel discussion on Russian and international practice in redevelopment of built-up areas was held in the IUE. The host organization presented the results of its independent survey “The City to Live In” carried out in 2016 and funded through the IUE Endowment, and also presented a publication with the survey results. In 2006, the instrument called ‘redevelopment of built-up... more

Nadezhda Kosareva, IUE President, attended the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2017

The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2017 (SPIEF 17) was held on June 1-3 in the host city. N. Kosareva, IUE President, participated in the event. N. Kosareva noted that this year “in addition to the thematic issues that [the SPIEF] traditionally addresses, a lot of interest was shown in the new topics of urban development”. The topics were the focus of several roundtables... more