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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

A draft Law on Local Self-Government prepared with the participation of Alexander Puzanov, IUE Director General, will be submitted to the State Duma

The Civil Initiatives Committee headed by Alexey Kudrin shall pass the draft amendments to the laws regulating the local self-government to the State Duma’s Committee on Federal Structure and Local Self-Government. The draft amendments were presented at the All-Russia Civil Forum hosted in Moscow. The underlying principles of the draft focus on greater regulatory flexibility, less stringent... more

IUE Executive Director Tatyana Polidi about Moscow industrial areas redevelopment for The Financial Times

Dozens of industrial areas lie idle in Moscow as redevelopment has been hindered by fragmented ownership structures. However, through a new law enabling local authorities to expropriate these areas, regeneration is expected to pick up and drive a rebound in the local real estate market, as Jacopo Dettoni reports.   A dozen faded portraits are still visible on a panel standing amid the... more

Top executives of the IUE attended the International Scientific Conference organized by the RSA

The 15th Russian National Forum “Strategic Planning in the Cities and Regions of Russia” held from 24 to 25 October 2016 in St.-Petersburg. The International Scientific Conference “Regional and Urban Studies for Strategic Planning and Development” was an associated event within the Forum. The organizers of the Conference were the Regional Studies Association (RSA), ICSER “Leontief Center”,... more

Alexander Puzanov, IUE Director General, contributed to the preparation of research materials for the Fifth World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders held by the world organization “United Cities and Local Governments” (UCLG)

The Fifth Congress of UCLG took place on October 12-15 in Bogota (Columbia). The event was entitled “World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders”. The organizers sought the assistance of leading experts on local self-governance from all over the world. The expert endeavours went to form a sourcebook highlighting the current situation in local self-governance. Alexander Puzanov, IUE Director... more

Guidelines on capital repairs for Muscovites: a new project of IUE

Members of the Moscow Public Chamber, representatives of IUE, Fund for Capital Repairs of Apartment Buildings, Department for Capital Repairs of Housing Stock in the city of Moscow, Municipal Commission on Public Supervision of Implementation of the Regional Program of Capital Repairs, members of the public and non-profits discussed the issues relating to capital repairs.   Irina Gentsler... more

Joint project of Federal Center for Project Finance (FCPF), IUE and the company Habidatum: New Techniques for Assessment of Urban Development

On October 5, 2016, at an expert session hosted by FCPF and attended by members of the Expert Council of FCPF, representatives of official bodies, developers, sector experts the discussion of the new approaches to elaboration of techniques for assessment of urban development took place. The new techniques emerged as a result of the research efforts undertaken by FCPF in cooperation with IUE... more

IUE experts participated in the 3rd Interregional Forum “For Beauty of Russian Cities” held in Nizhniy Novgorod region

Ye. G. Yasin, Academic Supervisor (NRU “HSE”, Moscow), welcomed the audience with opening speech. Nadezhda Kosareva, IUE President, delivered her report on “Urban Environment as a Factor for Promotion of the Competitive Capacity of a City in Modern Economy”. Alexander Puzanov, IUE Director General, described the opportunities of transparent municipal governance for the purposes of socio-... more

IUE co-organized a panel discussion on how to arrange accessible urban environment held within the framework of the business programme at the Forth International Exhibition “Rehabilitation: Accessible Environment 2016”

Other co-organizers included Directorate for Construction and Innovation of National Paralympic Projects, National Charity Fund for Support of Efforts on Adaptation of Urban Environment for People with Limited Mobility “City Without Barriers”.  Alexander Puzanov, IUE Director General, the author of the concept for legislative changes underlying the arrangement of continuous accessible... more

In respect of the draft federal law IUE developed a concept of how to facilitate decision-making procedures at general meetings of owners of dwelling units in apartment buildings in Russia

One of the current priorities of the state housing policy consists in encouraging the owners of dwelling units in apartment buildings to assume active and self-sufficient attitude. This is envisaged in the Strategy for Development of Housing and Utility Sector of the Russian Federation for the period till 2020. According to IUE the task necessitates that decision-making procedures at general... more