On April 19-22 in Moscow "Higher School of Economics" held the XVII April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development - is the largest academic forum in Russia on social and economic sciences which has won international recognition.
“We have moved beyond arguments where to go (though they do still occur) to examining the underground processes, and on understanding... more
In Russia, "retired" houses collapse
For many years residents of thousands of Russian multi-flat buildings have been trying to gain resettlement because of the state of buildings threatening their life and health. However, the majority of them do not manage even to force senior officials to recognize these houses to be unfit. And those who still have managed to do that, in many cases... more
Russian cities currently feel the utmost need both for improving the affordability of housing and upgrading the quality and enhancing the beautification of the urban environment, developing public spaces, expanding the diversity of forms of housing tenure for different categories of citizen.
Implementation of the housing policy objectives necessitates a considerable update of urban planning... more
The bathroom ceiling fell down, however, the Russian authorities believe that the house is not dangerous for those inside.
Hundreds of thousands of Russians live in intolerable conditions. Thousands of homes desperately need repairs. Some of them are in such a state that the only thing they need is to be pulled down. Many residents are afraid that their roofs will cave in on them.
It looks... more
“There should be a distinction between housing price and developers’ costs in equity construction” – interview with Tatyana Polidi, Executive Director, Head of the Real Estate Market Department at the Institute for Urban Economics in an internet magazine “Stroitelstvo.ru”
Tatyana Polidi: “There should be a distinction between housing price and developers’ costs in equity construction... more
The Institute for Urban Economics (IUE) presented its main conceptual proposals at Minstroy Rossii, as these relate to introduction of amendments to the federal law (No. FZ-214), at the second meeting of interdepartmental working group established to prepare proposals on changing the equity construction law
According to a press release issued by Minstroy Rossii, banks might be obliged to... more
The potencial of Moscow's industrial zones - Russia
A Guest contribution by Tatiana Polidi, Executive Director of the Institute for Urban Economics, for the Moscow Urban Forum.
A few decades have passed since Moscow emerged on a post-industrial development path, leaving behind the zenith of production growth. The plants’ and factories’ vast territories are dispersed... more