Address: 13, bld 4 Myasnitskaya str., Moscow 101000,
Phone: +7 (495) 772-95-90 ext. 12-604, 12-605,
12-368 (transportation planning),
12-150 (PR & communications)
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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‘In comparison with other cities her size, Moscow is not in such a bad condition. The infrastructure may be worn, it may not be the most logical, it can certainly be improved. If you compare London and New York and Tokyo with Moscow, maybe you find Moscow coming up short. But if you lived in Sao Paulo or Rio de Janeiro, Moscow would look like a goal to try to achieve.
While Moscow has its problems which have to be solved, the situation isn’t hopeless. One of the motifs in the conversations in the Russian kitchen is always to radiate past: the past is always wonderful, the present is always bad and the future will be worse. Fair enough, but it is also important to remember that you have possibilities to do things here which don’t take place in other places.’