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The Institute for Urban Economics presents its 2016 highlights of the activities funded through the IUE Endowment

In 2016, the IUE was deeply engaged in research and development work and practices with a focus on the main areas of its activity supported by the IUE Endowment - real estate market, urban economy and municipal economic development. Key project outcomes, along with recommendations designed by the IUE’s experts, affect and address the most relevant issues of socio-economic development of... more

The IUE entered the world ranking 2016 Global Go To Think Tank Index in two categories

Two years in a row the Institute for Urban Economics entered TOP 50 the world ranking Global Go To Think Tank Index in the top one hundred independent think tanks in the area of social policy. In addition, at the end of 2016, IUE took the 44th position in the Top Think Tanks in Central and Eastern Europe. The Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) of the Lauder Institute at the... more

The IUE hosted a panel discussion on rental housing

On January 18 a panel discussion on “Rental Housing Development Projects in Russia’s Cities” took place at the office of the IUE. N. Kosareva, IUE President, moderated the event. “In megacities, large cities of the world, occupation of rental dwellings is the most prevalent type of tenure. In Berlin rental dwellings represent 80 percent of the total housing, whereas in Moscow privately-owned... more

"Housing construction: the ‘worst-case’ scenario avoided", - IUE President Nadezhda Kosareva

The year 2016 was by no means an easy one for development of real estate market, housing market and housing construction industry. Yet despite poor macroeconomic conditions the housing sector showed its best sustainability capacities. Mikhail Men, the head of the Ministry of Construction and HUS of the RF, when reporting at the session of the Public Council (under the aforesaid Ministry) said... more

G. Khovanskaya, a chairperson of the State Duma’s Committee on Housing Policy and HUS, is interested in participation of N. Kosareva, IUE President, in developing a draft law on housing construction cooperatives

G. Khovanskaya, a chairperson of the State Duma’s Committee on Housing Policy and HUS, told journalists that a draft law on housing construction cooperatives is planned to be prepared in 2017. “An outline of the concept is what we have as of now. I set out it to the expert council headed by V. Resin whose response sounded positive. But it is just a concept that needs to be put in text format.... more

Top executives of the IUE attended the international conference “Human-Friendly Urban and Regional Development” held in South Korea

On 19-21 December 2016, Gyeonggi Research Institute (GRI), a policy research establishment located in South Korea, with the support of Gyeonggi Center for Creative Economy & Innovation (GCCEI), a start-up accelerator, hosted the international conference “Human-Friendly Urban and Regional Development”. The IUE experts and specialists from the Russian Academy of Sciences were invited to... more

The IUE co-organized BRICS+ City Lab II Colloquium

On 7-9 December 2016 Moscow hosted BRICS+City Lab II Colloquium on “Adaptive and Transformative Governance for Large City Development” for the lead cities of the BRICS countries. The IUE co-organized the event.  Alexander Puzanov, IUE Director General, participated in a ‘round-table’ event “Governing Complex Urban Agglomerations (Clusters of Cities and City-Regions)”. Experts from... more

The IUE issued a publication highlighting the outcomes of the project “The City to Live in: Launching the Redevelopment of Dilapidated Residential Areas”

The IUE issued a publication on the outcomes of the project “The City to Live in: Launching the Redevelopment of Dilapidated Residential Areas” implemented in 2016 and funded through the IUE Endowment.  The project became the result of the combined efforts of the experts of the Real Estate Market Department: E. Trutnev, Scientific Adviser; T. Polidi, IUE Executive Director and Head of the... more

The IUE presented a concept for improving the management of apartment buildings and offered a scheme for providing loans for the overhaul of apartment buildings

A joint meeting of two commissions of the Public Council under the Ministry of Construction was held on November 30 (the Commission on Housing and Utilities Sector run by A. Makhrushin, Executive Director of the Association “ZhKKh-Development”, and the Commission on Housing Policy headed by N. Kosareva, IUE President). T. Polidi, IUE Executive Director, reported to the meeting a concept of... more

Tatyana Polidi, IUE Executive Director, made a presentation on the projects for renovation of dilapidated residential areas at the Forum “Smart City of the Future”

The 5th International Forum “Smart City of the Future”, held from 29 to 30 November 2016 in Moscow and hosted by the International News Agency “Russia Today”, provided a venue to discuss the available opportunities for the growth and the new quality of the regions and cities in Russia; impact of technological change on Russia’s cities; primary vehicles for driving investment to a city; the role... more