We are a faculty about the city and for the city.
The Faculty of Urban and Regional Development integrates a wide range of HSE University competences in the fields of economics, sociology, law, management, etc., related to urban development and management. We view urbanism as a universal reference frame uniting multiple interpretations of the city based on the complex study of the urban lifestyle phenomenon, critical revision of current professional practices, urban planning approaches and decision-making technologies.
- Vysokovsky Graduate School of Urbanism
- Shukhov Lab
- Institute for Transport Economics and Transport Policy Studies
- Institute of Regional Studies and Urban Planning
- Urban Studies and Practices Journal
- Laboratory of Urban Sociology
- Research Laboratory for Multi-Sensory Experience in Urban Environment
- Culture Research Institute
- Bachelor’s programme in Urban Planning
- Master’s programme in Urban Development and Spatial Planning
- Master’s programme in Prototyping Future Cities
- Master’s programme in Transport Planning
Professional Development Programme
- Geoinformation Methods of Urban Data Analysis
- Forum of Urban and Regional Development in Perm 2019
- International Conference ‘Urban Renewal Policy: Balancing between Housing Affordability and Urban Sustainability’
- Erasmus+ Project ‘European Housing Policy’
People-Smart Sustainable Cities
Cities possess massive resources, talent and creativity and serve as hubs for knowledge sharing, experimentation and innovation, generating new ideas, embedding these solutions locally and scaling-up successful practices. Cities, however, are not abstract sustainability-making machines; they are places where real people live, work, study and flourish. Cities are made of people, by people and for people. Sustainable measures will have to make sense to inhabitants of cities, making their life more liveable. Furthermore, it is people who drive sustainability and who are its ultimate source and beneficiaries. This vision underpins the notion of people-smart sustainable cities, introduced in this publication.
Geneva: United Nations, 2020.
Disaster and the lived politics of the resilient city
The deployment of the resilient city concept remains divided between those who see resilience as a set of (bottom-up) enabling capacities, and those who accuse it of (top- down) post-political tendencies that normalize the status quo and cast off the vulnerable. This paper offers a conceptual framework that overcomes this binary. We argue that a critical and trans-historical deployment of resilience to the actually-existing conditions of urban crisis can re-politicize the very conditions necessitating cities to be resilient. Politicizing the lived experiences of resilience draws attention to the relationality and agency of resilience: how resilience is constructed, negotiated and resourced, at which temporal and spatial scales, and with what political antecedents, consequences and power struggles. The paper considers the lived politics of the resilient city juxtaposed across two purposefully disparate case studies: Leningrad during the 872-day siege in 1941-1944, and New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina in 2005. This unorthodox comparison both transgresses clear-cut ideological and epistemological conventions and develops a complex picture of how resilience unfolds in reality. These tragic events show a range of conditions that incorporated state-imposed cast-off top-down resilience and, in response, individual and community-led bottom-up resilience. We demonstrate the pre-eminent role of the state in how both disaster and resilience are constructed and (mis)managed, but also how cast-off resilience compels citizens and communities to activate mechanisms for negotiating disaster and recovery, generating a co-constituted resilience of cities and individuals.
Geoforum. 2021. Vol. 125. P. 78-86.
Geo-Cultural Space of the Arctic: Landscape Visualization and Ontological Models of Imagination
The purpose of this chapter is to study the specifics of landscape visualization
of the Arctic geo-cultural space in the context of the processes
of decolonization and post-exoticism on the example of North-Eastern
Chukotka. The study is based on a conceptual analysis of photographs
from my personal expedition archive, and it employs two basic concepts,
landscape assemblage and visual dispositive.In general, the postcolonial landscape of the North-Eastern Chukotka
is characterized by a mixture of the visual dispositives we have identified.
These dispositives, intertwining and interacting with each other,
create multiple, constantly transforming landscape assemblages. In turn,
landscape assemblages are active representatives of the decolonization
of the basic geo-cultures of this Arctic region. In the visual aspect, this
means fragmentation and simultaneously fractalization of the traditional
“colonial view” of the Arctic landscape. Within the framework of the
presented visual dispositives, the phenomena of post-exoticism and internal
exoticism are formed, making it impossible to return to pre-colonial
In bk.: Visual Representations of the Arctic. Imagining Shimmering Worlds in Culture, Literature and Politics. L.: Routledge, 2021. P. 295-312The purpose of this chapter is to study the specifics of landscape visualization of the Arctic geo-cultural space in the context of the processes of decolonization and post-exoticism on the example of North-Eastern Chukotka. The study is based on a conceptual analysis of photographs from my personal expedition archive, and it employs two basic concepts, landscape assemblage and visual dispositive..
EXPLORING ASSOCIATIONS BETWEEN PARKING OCCUPANCY RATE AT RESIDENTIAL ESTATES AND SPATIAL CHARACTERISTICS. THE CASE OF YEKATERINBURGFinancial losses due to low demand for parking spaces in garages at residential estates is a key motivation for this research. The purpose of this paper in particular is to statistically explore the relationship between parking occupancy rates and various factors on transport supply, characteristics of location and the building. The occupancy rate of parking was measured as the ratio of actual number of cars to total number of parking spaces. The fieldwork on counting occupied parking spaces was conducted 2 times per day during a week on a sample of 13 locations in different areas of a 1.4-million Yekaterinburg city in Russia. 4700 observed parking spaces give sample size of 173 records. Statistical analysis shows that the crow-fly distance to the city center as well as the number of public transport stops are strongly associated with occupancy rate for parking. Also, occupancy rate is much more affected by the type of parking ownership. Private owning means purchase of a parking space or renting it while public ownership suggests free access. So private parking means a 45% decline in occupancy compared to the public parking regime. Research provides empirical results and some theoretical underpinnings are also highlighted.
Urban and Transportation Studies. URB. НИУ ВШЭ, 2020. No. 9.