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  • Beyond Moscow: The Other Capitals of Russia

    What if the capital of Russia was somewhere else but Moscow? Here’s our list of cities that could surely compete for this honorable title.


  • Sustainable Development Expert on Green Thinking and Eco-Friendly Construction

    Guy Eames is chair of the Russian Green Building Council (RUGBC) and has a master’s in climate change and sustainable development. For the last 10 years, he has been actively promoting the concept of green building in Russia. As part of the online open day of ITMO’s Laboratory of Sustainable Urban Development, Guy Eames spoke about the tools of environmentally friendly construction which are already being applied in Russia and abroad, and shared his opinion on the future of this trend. 


  • Urbanist Dhiru Thadani: to Improve Cities, We Must Focus on People

    According to UN estimates, by 2050 the population of Earth will reach nine billion people. The rapid growth of urban population, climate change, depletion of fossil fuels, healthcare crises – these are just a few of the global issues that experts are trying to tackle. In the search for sustainable means of subsistence, city planning is becoming a bigger priority. But what should modern cities look like and how can ubranists prepare for the rapid changes in the environment? These are some of the issues that Dhiru Thadani, architect, urbanist and VP-Members of the International Society of City and Regional Planners, is working with. Recently, Mr. Thadani gave an open lecture at ITMO’s Institute of Design and Urban Studies. In an interview with ITMO.NEWS, Dhiru Thadani speaks about the similarities between St. Petersburg’s “grey belt” and USA’s brownfields, how new global challenges will affect the teaching process and what issues need to be prepared for even now.