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A system of housing and utility tariffs to be reformed in the Eastern Kazakhstan, writes News Agency ‘Kazinform’ citing Irina Gentzler, Director, Urban Economy Department (IUE)

Specialists in the Eastern Kazakhstan note excessive administrative burden and high level of bureaucracy at a stage of tariff adoption and monitoring. In fact, a similar project in water supply sector has been launched in four regions of the country. Today there are 26 entities on the list of participants. Specialists are working to refine the approaches to tariff setting for power- and water... more

Tatyana Polidi, Executive Director (IUE) made presentations at two panel discussions at the Moscow Urban Forum (MUF) 2018

The Moscow Urban Forum 2018 dedicated to development of megacities and metropolitan areas amid global transformations took place on July 17-22. On the first day of MUF 2018, Tatyana Polidi, Executive Director (IUE) spoke about economic aspects of redevelopment at a session “Redevelopment and Environment: How Major Redevelopment Projects Influence Cities?”. On July 18, with the support of DOM.... more

Scientific journal 'Family and Housing Law' published IUE article about ways to improve the regulation of convention and holding of general meetings of apartment block premise owners in Russia

This article presents proposals for improving the provisions of the Housing code of the Russian Federation on convening and holding general meetings of premise owners to eliminate existing problems of law enforcement.  Athours: Gordeev Dmitry P. Leading Legal Counsel of the Urban Economy Department of the Institute for Urban Economics Member of the Expert Council of the State Duma... more

Alexander Puzanov, Director General (IUE), talks to the Russian International Affairs Council: “A large city needs to have more of a voice of local communities”

The debate about the quality of urban environment remains high on the agenda in Russia and other countries. The Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) interviewed Alexander Puzanov about the challenges faced by a city today, and about which of them can be solved with the help of urban sciences. Alexander, could you please tell us about the prospects of urbanization in Russia and abroad,... more

Annual report 2017 of The Institute for Urban Economics 

We are pleased to share the achievements of the Institute for Urban Economics of 2017. Overall we are satisfied with the work performed (although it is not for us to judge). Last year, we made a significant breakthrough in the analytical interpretation of urban development processes in Russia and participated in drafting proposals with regard to the new model for cities and metropolitan areas... more

Federal Scientific Practical Journal 'MUNICIPAL PROPERTY: economics, law, management' published IUE article about modern urban development mythology in Russia

On February 12, 2018, the Institute for Urban Economics (IUE) held a round table 'The Modern Urban Development Mythology', with participation of urban development experts who were offered a couple of questions: Did our urban and agglomeration development concept always correspond to the actual processes? Do the analytics, business, government bodies have enough data to carry out research and make... more

IUE’ experts took part in the work of UNECE’s seminar 'Sustainable urban planning and housing', the city of Grodno, the Republic of Belarus

Seminar ‘Sustainable urban planning and housing: national priorities of the Republic of Belarus and best international practices’ took place from 31 May to 1 June 2018 in the city of Grodno, the Republic of Belarus. The objectives of the seminar: to promote building capacity of national and local authorities in Belarus on integrated urban planning and housing policies; to share and discuss... more

A. Puzanov, IUE Director General, delivered a report at a plenary session of the 5th All-Russian Conference “Development of Urban Agglomerations in Russia: Innovations and Infrastructure” hosted by the city of Novosibirsk

On May 31- June 1, 2018, the 5th All-Russian Conference “Development of Urban Agglomerations: Innovations and Infrastructure” was held in Novosibirsk. The representatives of federal-, regional and municipal authorities, specialized educational institutions, experts from economic organizations, architectural firms and construction companies were invited to participate. During two days of the... more

“Rossiiskaya Gazeta” on the appointment of a new head of Russia’s Minstroi, with comments made by Nadezhda Kosareva, IUE President

Vladimir Yakushev, the new head of Minstroi, has been introduced to ministerial staff by Vitaly Mutko, Deputy Prime Minister in charge of construction and regional policy. The newly appointed minister previously held the position of Tomsk Region Government. Vladimir Yakushev has already noted that in his new assignment the main task will be “to maintain the current pace of work of the ministry... more

UNDP presented a survey on the quality of life (QoL) in Kazakhstan’s cities and their housing sectors to which IUE experts had contributed

UNDP presented a QoL survey measuring the quality of life in Kazakhstan’s cities and their housing sectors at a special session called “Urban Ratings of the Quality of Life in Kazakhstan” at the Global Challenges Summit (Astana Economic Forum) held on May 17-18, 2018. UNDP Kazakhstan expressed its gratitude to IUE experts from Urban Economy Department – I. Gentzler, Director of the Department... more