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IUE experts participated in the 3rd Interregional Forum “For Beauty of Russian Cities” held in Nizhniy Novgorod region

Ye. G. Yasin, Academic Supervisor (NRU “HSE”, Moscow), welcomed the audience with opening speech. Nadezhda Kosareva, IUE President, delivered her report on “Urban Environment as a Factor for Promotion of the Competitive Capacity of a City in Modern Economy”. Alexander Puzanov, IUE Director General, described the opportunities of transparent municipal governance for the purposes of socio-... more

IUE co-organized a panel discussion on how to arrange accessible urban environment held within the framework of the business programme at the Forth International Exhibition “Rehabilitation: Accessible Environment 2016”

Other co-organizers included Directorate for Construction and Innovation of National Paralympic Projects, National Charity Fund for Support of Efforts on Adaptation of Urban Environment for People with Limited Mobility “City Without Barriers”.  Alexander Puzanov, IUE Director General, the author of the concept for legislative changes underlying the arrangement of continuous accessible... more

In respect of the draft federal law IUE developed a concept of how to facilitate decision-making procedures at general meetings of owners of dwelling units in apartment buildings in Russia

One of the current priorities of the state housing policy consists in encouraging the owners of dwelling units in apartment buildings to assume active and self-sufficient attitude. This is envisaged in the Strategy for Development of Housing and Utility Sector of the Russian Federation for the period till 2020. According to IUE the task necessitates that decision-making procedures at general... more

Mini-interview given by Alexander S. Puzanov, IUE Director General, to Vechernyaya Moskva newspaper about whether there is a problem of social stratification in the capital

— Alexander Sergeyevich, do social inequalities really pose much of a problem in the districts of the capital? — If compared with such megacities as New York or London, the problem of social stratification across Moscow’s districts appears to be much less of a problem. Development of market economy, understandably, would only add to the problem. — It happens, however, that... more

IUE presented Housing Affordability Index (HAI) in Russia for the year 2015 and the first quarter of 2016

Despite the tightening of mortgage lending terms and a 35% drop in the volume of mortgage loans issued in 2015 down from the values reached in 2014, the national average values of HAI improved in Russia. In 2014, 29.6% of households had access to mortgage loans, while in 2015 the value reached 30.8% of households. If assessed in terms of house price to household income ratio the affordability of... more

N. Kosareva, IUE President, presented a concept of how to streamline the legislative and regulatory framework for housing construction cooperatives (HCC)

N. Kosareva, IUE President, who heads a Commission on Housing Policy with the Public Council  under the Ministry of Construction of Russia, at a meeting, presented a concept of how to streamline the legislative and regulatory framework for HCC.  N. Kosareva proposed to replicate the cooperatives created in Western countries where the ownership of the dwellings constructed lies with a... more

RF State Duma adopted amendments to Federal Law on Equity Construction (No. 214-FZ) drawn up with the participation of IUE

The law shall come into effect on January 1, 2017. Certain provisions, among them those pertaining to the requirements with regard to a charter capital of a developer, a surety agreement and escrow accounts, shall come into force starting from July 1, 2017. Excerpts from an interview given by Nadezhda B. Kosareva, IUE President, to a web portal Строительство.RU: — Nadezhda Borisovna, how... more

New article of the IUE Executive Director Tatyana D. Polidi «Multifamily housing construction in Russia: supply elasticity and competition» in the Journal of Regional Studies Association «Area Development and Policy»

Housing unaffordability and unavailability are major socio-economic problems in modern Russia, and result from market failure to provide a sufficient volume of new housing at reasonable prices. About 29% of new newly constructed housing units are self-build single-family houses produced outside the market. Professional builders are specialized mainly in constructing multifamily houses, generally... more

New article of the IUE experts about the development of apartment-market in Russia

The authors of the article identify the legal issues arising because of the apartment-market development in Russia. The article describes the apartment-market, including performance indicators of the scope of proposal in the primary housing market in apartment buildings and apartments in Moscow-city; the volume distribution of apartments proposal on administrative districts of Moscow-city, the... more

IUE President Nadezhda Kosareva participated in the XIV All-Russian Conference "Mortgage lending in Russia"

XIV All-Russian conference "Mortgage lending in Russia" was held in Moscow on April 27, 2016. Purpose of the event: to develop practical solutions for strategic government initiatives in mortgage lending. In 2015-2016 there were launched new government initiatives to form transparency of functioning of the residential real estate market, to launch pilot projects on increasing the liquidity... more