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.
Elemental composition of sediments on exterior window surfaces along vertical gradient in Moscow
Despite numerous studies on the spatial distribution of pollutants in urban environments, little is known about their vertical profile. The presented research aims to analyze loadings and concentration of elements sedimented on exterior glass window surfaces of a high-rise building in Moscow city. The roadside part of a typical 17-level building was examined. Window sediments were collected along vertical from the 2nd to the 17th level using the novel instrumental approach of wet vacuum dust collection.
A clear declining trend of sediment weight distribution was observed along the height increase. The values decreased by six times within 40-m vertical, from the 3rd (386 mg m−2) by the 17th level (63 mg m−2), driven by a decline of coarse dust fraction. Organic matter, Si, and Ca were the key contributors to the window sediments, providing 40%, 15%, and 4% in total weight, respectively. Among other elements, the highest proportions (over 1%) were identified for S, Fe, and Al, whereas little less (0.5–1%), for Mg, K, and Na, individually. Other element concentrations decreased in the following order P > Zn > Mn > Cu > Ba > Sr > Cr > V > Ni > Pb > Co > As>Cd.
Element concentrations did not differ along vertical gradient due to the constant proportion of the finest dust fraction. Window sediments were characterized by 2–4 times higher concentrations of most of the studied elements than the road dust, being enriched by S, Na, Zn, and Cu — 27, 15, 10, and 6 times higher, respectively. Based on the strong correlation between the composition of road dust and window sediments, we consider resuspension of the road dust as a predominant source of particles sedimented on window glass surfaces and its enrichment by non-exhaust traffic-related elements.
The research proved the validity of the suggested instrumental technique for sediment collection from window glass surfaces. Elemental analysis of window sediments was considered as a promising approach for environmental studies.
Science of the Total Environment. 2022. Vol. 825.
Metageography of culture: Russian civilization and the North Eurasian development vector
In bk.: The Arctic in a Space of Knowledge: The collection of St Petersburg State University scientific events articles (2020– 2021). St Petersburg State University Press, 2022. Ch. 4. P. 36-53.
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.