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Moscow government to allocate record-breaking amount to "My street" program. Commentary by N. Kosareva

Moscow’s estimated budget for the My Street program allows for RUB 45.5 billion in 2021, a record-breaking amount since its inception. “This is the largest landscaping and improvement project in Moscow’s modern history,” a source in the Mayor’s office commented. According to the estimated Moscow budget for 2020 through 2022, RUB 107.2 billion is earmarked for the My Street program,... more

“Two consequences”: A. Puzanov on reducing monotown list

Mr. Alexander Puzanov, General Director, Institute for Urban Economics, commented to Moscow 24, the State Duma’s initiative to halve the number of monotowns. According to the expert, the new system is “needed” because the Monotown Development Fund “is unable to address all monotowns.” Mr. Puzanov noted that this change would lead to two consequences. “Those remaining on the list... more

Nadezhda Kosareva proposes differentiating approach to problems of small towns

Small town should differentiate their approach to addressing problems, said Ms. Nadezhda Kosareva, President of the Institute for Urban Economics, to the Parlamentskaya Gazeta. The goal of the government’s policy with respect to all small and medium towns and rural settlements should be to preserve them by creating competitive economic entities. Valentina Matvienko, Chairperson of the... more

Tatyana Polidi

Tatiana Polidi will be attending the 2019 European Network for Housing Research conference, Housing for the Next European Social Model, this August in Athens. Housing, not as commodity but as a human right, is fundamental to the Right to the City. This vital congress shall explore how housing can be part of a new solidarity model for Europe and how housing policies can lead the way in this... more

IUE Executive Director, Tatyana Polidi took part in AREUEA 2019 National Conference in Washington

The conference is held in Washington DC over a two day period typically at the end of the Memorial Day week. The sessions are informative and ample time is provided to allow for discussion among the presenters and session participants. Policy makers, academics, and real estate practitioners have all come to rely on the leading research and vigorous discussions that are a tradition of this... more

The institute for Urban Economics in 2018 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report

The Institute For Urban Economics was ranked 45th in the rating of the "Top Social Policy Think Tanks" and 50th in the "Top Think Tanks in Central and Eastern Europe".  2018 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report. The TTCSP works with leading scholars and practitioners from think tanks and universities in a variety of collaborative efforts and programs, and produces the annual... more

Housing and urban planning policies in Russian cities: weak support

Russian cities currently feel the utmost need both for improving the affordability of housing and upgrading its quality, enhancing the beautification of the urban environment. Achieving the housing policy objectives necessitates a considerable update of urban planning policy which is currently characterized by minimum urban planning regulations and inadequate enforcement of those in place.... more

A monograph on “Economic Urbanization”, written by IUE’s experts as part of their scientific activity in NRU HSE, has been published

The monograph deals with a highly relevant subject in today’s Russia - development of cities. The subject, however, is of importance not only for Russia. In this historic period the role of cities in regional, national, and even global economic development has been growing significantly all over the world. The authors, therefore, took the liberty of adding to the book’s title a rather provocative... more

Nadezhda Kosareva, President of IUE, has been awarded the International Leontief Medal for Contribution to Economic Reforms, thus becoming the Laureate 2018

On February 16th, 2019, Nadezhda Kosareva, President of IUE, has been honored with the International Leontief Medal for Contribution to Economic Reforms and became the Laureate for the year 2018. Nadezhda Kosareva has been awarded for her outstanding achievements in reforming the housing sector of Russia’s economy. In February 2005, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of V. Leontief, the... more

Transforming the organisation of urban systems in Russia was the focus of a panel discussion held by IUE as part of the 10th Saburov Readings

On February 14th, 2019, IUE held a 'round-table’ event “Transforming the Organisation of Urban Systems in Russia: Latent Potential for or Fundamental Constraints to Economic Development?” as part of the 10th Saburov Readings. Nadezhda Kosareva, President, IUE, moderated the event. She noticed that this year the anniversary of Saburov Readings has been taking place under the general theme “... more