• Book

    Bobrova E., Zhukov A., Konovaltseva T. V. et al.

    Structure and properties of fibrous thermal insulation materials

    Modeling the structure of fibrous material is carried out in order to study the laws of the formation of  the properties of the material, its properties and optimize the ways of using such a material in constructions. The purpose of the research described in the article was to develop the foundations for the formation of a universal model of the structure and formation of  the properties of mineral wool products.

    M.: AIP Publishing LLC, 2023.

  • Article

    Abdullaev A., Zemlyanskii D., Kalinovskii L. et al.

    Socioeconomic Situation of Russian Urban Agglomerations in 2015–2021

    The article gives a comparative assessment of the features and trends in the development of urban agglomerations of the Russian Federation in 2015–2021 based on a set of key socioeconomic indicators. A special feature of the study is the testing of a method for assessing the level of economic development of urban agglomerations using data from the Russian Federal Tax Service on the volume of tax revenues. The analysis confirms that urban agglomerations make an extremely high contribution to the economic development of the country and continue to form the basis for growth of the tax economy. The largest contribution to country development indicators is still made by the largest Moscow urban agglomeration; the concentration of resources within its borders has only increased in recent years. The differentiation of the remaining urban agglomerations among themselves is great, and their total contribution in a number of indicators is comparable to that of the Moscow urban agglomeration. Urban agglomerations with pronounced industrial specialization show the best economic results, but development of the economic complex in them does not have an incentivizing effect on the growth of labor market indicators, household incomes and, as a consequence, service sectors. The least developed urban agglomerations remain those with a high role of shadow sectors in the economy and those that were administratively appointed rather than allocated as a result of natural development (Ulan-Ude, Penza, and Ryazan urban agglomerations). Such urban agglomerations are located in regions of the country with a depressed economic situation. Reduced values are also typical of many urban agglomerations of the Volga region. Within individual urban agglomerations, there is a clear manifestation of center–periphery differences in most indicators; however, the study showed that the level of development of urban agglomeration cores and suburbs is not always high, and the positive influence of the urban agglomeration core rarely extends beyond the near belt. The results of the study give grounds to propose a narrower approach when delimiting the boundaries of urban agglomerations, and also prove that current government measures for the development of urban agglomerations in the country (except for Moscow urban agglomeration) have not yet had a significant impact on accelerating economic growth and expanding the geography of influence of agglomeration factors.

    Regional Research of Russia. 2024. Vol. 14. No. 2. P. 143-159.

  • Book chapter

    Nadezhda Zamyatina.

    Development cycles of cities in the Siberian North

    This chapter describes the development cycles of cities in the Siberian North. These cycles are typically connected to the boom-and-bust cycles in associated natural resource development. I discuss the oil and gas cities of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug “Ugra,” the Yamal peninsula, the Yenisei North (Igarka, Dudinka), and Dickson on the northern sea route. Using ethnographic interviews, I analyze the characteristics of different phases of development and changes in the social sphere and the mood of citizens across these phases and geographic areas. I discuss on the peculiarities of urban development in Siberia based on different resource exploitation histories and the possibilities of moving to a post-raw material stage of development in the Siberian North.  

    In bk.: The Siberian World. Routledge, 2023. Ch. 24. P. 352-363.

  • Working paper

    Muleev Y. Y.


    Financial 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.

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Vysokovsky Graduate School of Urbanism (GSU) is a learning and research division of the Faculty of Urban and Regional Development of HSE University. Founded in 2011, the School takes a multidisciplinary approach towards studying and planning modern cities, using the excellent foundation that one of Russia’s top universities has formed in the humanities and socioeconomics. The School’s mission is to create a centre in Russia for learning and research in urban studies and urban planning. It is envisioned that this centre will respond to the needs of the 21st century city and the corresponding era of megacities that are home to tens of millions of people with diverse interests and aspirations.

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