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 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
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
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;
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
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
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
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, 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
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