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Moscow’s redevelopment programme

Preparations for implementation of a programme for redevelopment of built-up areas with prefab five-storey apartment blocks or “khrushchevki” - that came to be called after the then Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev who launched the mass housing project in the 1950-60s – is well under way. These days (from May 15 through June 15) the residents of the apartment blocks are voting to join the... more

IUE presented a study on international practices in town-planning regulation of urban environment

IUE presented the findings of a study on international practices in the use of the instruments of inclusive town-planning regulation for improving the quality and accessibility of the urban environment. A panel discussion was held in the IUE’s office in Moscow. The following subjects were offered for the discussion: Feasibility of using town-planning regulation for improving the quality... more

A Modern City Must Contribute to Human Development

Nadezhda Kosareva, IUE President, speaks on the specificities of urban development in Russia, the new urbanistic trends and territorial competition in post-industrial era The Institute for Urban Economics: the organization’s profile The IUE was founded in 1995. It was established as an independent organization not associated with the state or some other structures. Its six founders were... more

IUE held a ‘round table’ discussion on redevelopment of the built-up area with dilapidated housing as part of the 28th April International Academic Conference hosted by the State University ‘Higher School of Economics’

A ‘round-table’ discussion “Approaches to Redevelopment of the Built-Up Areas with Dilapidated Housing in Russia's Cities” was held in April by the IUE as part of the 28th April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development.  The issues discussed included as follows: Potential volumes of the market development for built-up areas in Russia’s cities; Practice... more

The Institute for Urban Economics presents its 2016 highlights of the activities funded through the IUE Endowment

In 2016, the IUE was deeply engaged in research and development work and practices with a focus on the main areas of its activity supported by the IUE Endowment - real estate market, urban economy and municipal economic development. Key project outcomes, along with recommendations designed by the IUE’s experts, affect and address the most relevant issues of socio-economic development of... more

The IUE entered the world ranking 2016 Global Go To Think Tank Index in two categories

Two years in a row the Institute for Urban Economics entered TOP 50 the world ranking Global Go To Think Tank Index in the top one hundred independent think tanks in the area of social policy. In addition, at the end of 2016, IUE took the 44th position in the Top Think Tanks in Central and Eastern Europe. The Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) of the Lauder Institute at the... more

The IUE hosted a panel discussion on rental housing

On January 18 a panel discussion on “Rental Housing Development Projects in Russia’s Cities” took place at the office of the IUE. N. Kosareva, IUE President, moderated the event. “In megacities, large cities of the world, occupation of rental dwellings is the most prevalent type of tenure. In Berlin rental dwellings represent 80 percent of the total housing, whereas in Moscow privately-owned... more

"Housing construction: the ‘worst-case’ scenario avoided", - IUE President Nadezhda Kosareva

The year 2016 was by no means an easy one for development of real estate market, housing market and housing construction industry. Yet despite poor macroeconomic conditions the housing sector showed its best sustainability capacities. Mikhail Men, the head of the Ministry of Construction and HUS of the RF, when reporting at the session of the Public Council (under the aforesaid Ministry) said... more

G. Khovanskaya, a chairperson of the State Duma’s Committee on Housing Policy and HUS, is interested in participation of N. Kosareva, IUE President, in developing a draft law on housing construction cooperatives

G. Khovanskaya, a chairperson of the State Duma’s Committee on Housing Policy and HUS, told journalists that a draft law on housing construction cooperatives is planned to be prepared in 2017. “An outline of the concept is what we have as of now. I set out it to the expert council headed by V. Resin whose response sounded positive. But it is just a concept that needs to be put in text format.... more

Top executives of the IUE attended the international conference “Human-Friendly Urban and Regional Development” held in South Korea

On 19-21 December 2016, Gyeonggi Research Institute (GRI), a policy research establishment located in South Korea, with the support of Gyeonggi Center for Creative Economy & Innovation (GCCEI), a start-up accelerator, hosted the international conference “Human-Friendly Urban and Regional Development”. The IUE experts and specialists from the Russian Academy of Sciences were invited to... more