Acting Dean — Mikhail Y. Blinkin
Academic Supervisor — Nadezhda Kosareva
Deputy Dean — Ivan Medvedev
Programme Coordinator of Urban Development and Spatial Planning — Irina Nemgirova
Address: 13, bld 4 Myasnitskaya str., Moscow 101000,
Phone: +7 (495) 772-95-90 ext. 12-605, 12-610
Vysokovsky Graduate School of Urbanism is an independent learning and research division 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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‘Green Spark’ is a new renewable energy source, based on plants. The project uses biological photovoltaics. Special bacteria which can be found in plant roots produce electricity. They consume by-products of plant processes and photosynthesis which penetrate the soil. The installation consists of ceramic modules containing plants, where each module represents a battery. The batteries are then connected in series and parallel electrical circuits. These circuits charge a screen which broadcasts messages and visualises the number of incoming volts.
The Polytech Festival of Science, Art and Technology will take place from 19-20 May in Gorky Park, Moscow.