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  • 1.06.2018

    Alexander Puzanov - An agglomeration cannot be ‘artificially’ created

    On May 31- June 1, 2018, the 5th All-Russian Conference “Development of Urban Agglomerations: Innovations and Infrastructure” was held in Novosibirsk. A. Puzanov, IUE Director General, made a presentation entitled “Managing the Development of Agglomerations: Key Areas and a System of Assessment”. 

    A. Puzanov noted that an agglomeration helps enhance the quality of life of the people who live within its boundaries. He emphasized that an agglomeration cannot be ‘artificially’ created. Rather, it is possible only to strengthen the links and encourage the...

  • 24.01.2018

    Alexander Puzanov - A surge of interest to the phenomenon of metropolitan areas is currently obvious in Russia

    A surge of interest to the phenomenon of urban agglomerations as complex urban settlement- and socio-economic systems, which require special urban management approaches, is currently obvious in Russia.  This reflects a global trend spawned by a number of reasons, chief among which is the increasing role of major cities and metropolitan areas in modern society. Today, neither a full-fledged analysis of socio-economic processes unfolding in urban areas nor development planning based on the analysis, is any longer confined to the boundaries of certain major cities. Urban agglomeration...