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General Director of IUE Alexander Puzanov became a co-author of the monograph "Private Rental Housing in Transition Countries"

This book presents an overview of private rented housing in selected new EU member states and other transition countries – a topic scarcely researched to date, as it is largely part of the informal economy, and consequently often invisible to official statistics. The publication was prepared by a group of authors from Western and Eastern Europe, and Russia.  The editors are József... more

Conference on the New Agenda for Development of Russia’s Cities was held by the IUE on September 15th, 2017, in Moscow

On September 15th, 2017, the IUE hosted a Conference on the New Agenda for Development of Russia’s Cities. Among more than 150 attendees were experts from Moscow, St.-Petersburg, Perm, Yekaterinburg, Ufa, Izhevsk, Novosibirsk, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk and other regions of Russia. The participants represented state authorities and local governments, business community, independent associations, think... more

New article of honorary member of IUE Board of Trustees R. Struyk and IUE Executive Director T. Polidi on the On Think Tanks blog — Ensuring you are hiring qualified research staff: Guarding against CV padding

There are indications of CV padding being a significant problem, including for positions requiring graduate degrees. Although statistically reliable evidence is absent, a few examples of documented misrepresentation suggest its breadth. A survey conducted by, a position-candidate matching firm, found almost 60 percent of nearly 2,200 hiring managers had caught a job... more

Tatyana Polidi, IUE Executive Director, participated in the International Conference held by the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association (AREUEA)

On July 3-5 the AREUEA held in Amsterdam the 2017 International Conference. Tatyana Polidi, IUE Executive Director, took part in discussions of keynote speeches delivered by the following leading experts in the field of real estate and urban economics: David Geltner, MIT Center for Real Estate Real Estate (USA) - Price Dynamics and the Value of Flexibility Stephan Malpezzi,... more

Alexander Puzanov, IUE Director General, moderated the panel discussion “Uniting Opportunities: Integrating Infrastructure at Local and Regional Levels” held within the Moscow Urban Forum 2017

The panel discussion “Uniting Opportunities: Integrating Infrastructure at Local and Regional Levels” took place on July 6 as part of the MOSCOW URBAN FORUM 2017. The event was moderated by Alexander Puzanov, IUE Director General.  The integration of territories within an emerging agglomeration is associated with huge challenges in terms of ensuring territorial connectivity and arranging... more

IUE hosted a panel discussion on “Implementation of Built-Up Area (Brownfield) Redevelopment Projects: Russian and International Practice”

On June 20, 2017, a panel discussion on Russian and international practice in redevelopment of built-up areas was held in the IUE. The host organization presented the results of its independent survey “The City to Live In” carried out in 2016 and funded through the IUE Endowment, and also presented a publication with the survey results. In 2006, the instrument called ‘redevelopment of built-up... more

Nadezhda Kosareva, IUE President, attended the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2017

The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2017 (SPIEF 17) was held on June 1-3 in the host city. N. Kosareva, IUE President, participated in the event. N. Kosareva noted that this year “in addition to the thematic issues that [the SPIEF] traditionally addresses, a lot of interest was shown in the new topics of urban development”. The topics were the focus of several roundtables... more

Moscow’s redevelopment programme

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 a study on international practices in town-planning regulation of urban environment

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

A Modern City Must Contribute to Human Development

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