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  • This Weekend in St. Petersburg: July 3-4, 2021

    Not only unprepared tourists, but even the city's hardened residents are often caught off-guard by the weather in St. Petersburg. But with our ultimate weekly guide, you’re bound to have a memorable experience at all times and in all weathers. What to do? And where to go? Here is what’s on this weekend – both offline and online.


  • Urban Studies Experts from ITMO and University of Helsinki Win Kone Foundation Grant

    As part of the grant, researchers from ITMO and their colleagues from University of Helsinki will implement a comparative study of recycling practices in St. Petersburg and Helsinki.


  • What Fashion and Urban Design Have in Common

    Why is the fashion of the future related to cities? How to make the production of clothes more eco-friendly? Olga Johnston Antonova, a leading expert in sustainable fashion in Russia and creator of the Redshift in Fashion project, talked about the eco-footprint of the fashion industry and common goals of urban design and fashion at an online lecture for ITMO students.


  • Greening for Sustainable Development: Highlights from Lectures on Urban Studies

    Recently, a series of lectures on urban studies was held at ITMO’s Institute of Design & Urban Studies within the framework of the elective course UN Sustainable Development Goals and Smart and Sustainable Urban Development.


  • ITMO University Hosts Virtual Smart-Up Camp 'Innovations for Smart Cities in BSR'

    The event took place as part of a project that aims to facilitate the development of the Baltic region in four fields: smart city, circular economy, climate change, and aging.


  • Specialists of ITMO University's Institute of Design & Urban Studies Create a Mapping App

    Residents of the Porokhovye and Rzhevka municipal districts were offered to take part in a survey and tell the researchers about their usual routes. This data will then form the basis of the technical assignment for the idea contest run by the Committee on Urban Planning and Architecture of St. Petersburg.


  • ITMO Master’s Student Becomes a United Nations SDG Youth Ambassador

    Maria Zalieva, a student of ITMO University’s Institute of Design & Urban Studies, was named a winner of the United Nations’ Russian SDG Youth Ambassadors contest. She discussed the responsibilities of youth ambassadors and her path from translation to urban studies with ITMO.NEWS.


  • Keep Off the Grass! What Are Desire Paths and What We Can Learn From Them?

    Why are desire paths a problem? What happens inside a pedestrian’s mind: why do they break the rules and why can’t paths just be designed “conveniently”? A lecture on urban development was held as part of the online Institute of Design & Urban Studies (IDUS) open days. Steve Kuddins, a staff member of IDUS, explained the origins of desire paths and what we can do to prevent them. Read on to learn the main takeaways of the lecture. 


  • Smart Urban Environment: ITMO University Holds First Professional Development Course for Staff of Sevastopol State University

    Aiming to help the participants develop an understanding of the development of the smart city concept in Sevastopol, the course emerged as a result of a cooperation and partnership agreement between the two universities. Forming the basis of the course were the results achieved as part of ITMO’s National Center for Cognitive Technologies priority project “Metacognitive technologies for the management of smart city services”. 


  • Geography of Love: ITMO’s Urban Scientists Map St. Petersburg’s Most Romantic Locations

    For St. Valentine’s Day, the specialists of ITMO’s Quality of Urban Life Laboratory (QUILLAB) have made a map of St. Petersburg’s most romantic spots.The research was conducted on the basis of a survey which involved asking the citizens to share their personal love stories and give recommendations on the best dating spots in the city.