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Phone: +7 (495) 772-95-90 ext. 12-604, 12-605,
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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 the National Research University Higher School of Economics. 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. These are cities where sources of information grow and the space for civil, creative, and economic opportunities expands. From 2016 the School is officially named in honor of its first dean and one of the founders — Alexander Vysokovsky (1948-2014).
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Mass housing production of early 1950 — late 1970 has incontrovertibly changed cities in Europe, offering not only a new urban and housing typology but a completely new life style. Since then we are asking questions: what kind of processes of different natures are happening in microdistricts all around Europe and Russia? What challenges their dwellers are being put face-to-face with? What kind of instruments do scholars and practitioners need to study modernity of modernist mass housing? Can we as academics and planners find new perspectives on the edge of disciplines and socio-economic contexts?
In order to answer these questions, Graduate School of Urbanism in partnership with German organisation Dekabristen e.V. and Kompetenzzentrum Großsiedlungen e.V. is setting a summer cycle of lectures ‘Housing in Question’. Every Wednesday, from July, 15th to September, 2nd we will meet with researchers and practitioners from various fields and disciplines on webinar.ru.
Politics and the Making of Heritage: Discourses on Large Modernist Housing Estates
The Strategies for Multi-Story Periphery
Contentious Housing and Citizenship: How Neighborhood Protests Challenge Urban Governance
Towards Ordinary Quarters: The Development of Housing Estates in Prague after Transformation
Ambition and Reality’: Participation Processes in the Context of Developing Large Housing Estates
Large Housing Estates in European Cities
The Development of Large Housing Estates in Germany: Projects from 1990s to the Present
Concrete Suburbia: Suburban Housing Estates and Socio-spatial Differentiation in Finland
German Foreign Office
ACT UP Project