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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

Mini-interview given by Alexander S. Puzanov, IUE Director General, to Vechernyaya Moskva newspaper about whether there is a problem of social stratification in the capital

— Alexander Sergeyevich, do social inequalities really pose much of a problem in the districts of the capital? — If compared with such megacities as New York or London, the problem of social stratification across Moscow’s districts appears to be much less of a problem. Development of market economy, understandably, would only add to the problem. — It happens, however, that... more

IUE presented Housing Affordability Index (HAI) in Russia for the year 2015 and the first quarter of 2016

Despite the tightening of mortgage lending terms and a 35% drop in the volume of mortgage loans issued in 2015 down from the values reached in 2014, the national average values of HAI improved in Russia. In 2014, 29.6% of households had access to mortgage loans, while in 2015 the value reached 30.8% of households. If assessed in terms of house price to household income ratio the affordability of... more

N. Kosareva, IUE President, presented a concept of how to streamline the legislative and regulatory framework for housing construction cooperatives (HCC)

N. Kosareva, IUE President, who heads a Commission on Housing Policy with the Public Council  under the Ministry of Construction of Russia, at a meeting, presented a concept of how to streamline the legislative and regulatory framework for HCC.  N. Kosareva proposed to replicate the cooperatives created in Western countries where the ownership of the dwellings constructed lies with a... more