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  • Window into the Future: Start Development and ITMO Highpark Present the Latest Research on Urban Development

    The city authorities look towards a new strategic plan that will shape the future of the megapolis. What will St. Petersburg be like? What must be addressed beforehand? And what time-tested practices can facilitate the holistic development of the modern-day city? Start Development and ITMO Highpark conducted a special study to answer these and other pressing questions.


  • ITMO University Launches Survey on the Quality of Infrastructure in St. Petersburg

    The National Center for Cognitive Research and the Institute of Design & Urban Studies decided to ask the residents of St. Petersburg to evaluate their satisfaction with living conditions in the city. The survey will show what venues and services the residents would like to see in different districts and will help urbanists make the infrastructure more convenient and functional.


  • ITMO PhD Student ‪Ksenia Balabaeva Wins Science Slam Big Data

    Science Slam is a science popularization project consisting of brief scientific stand-ups. The task of the scientists is to present their research in the most interesting, dynamic, and rousing manner. Winners were chosen by voting among the audience.


  • Mathematical Modeling and Participatory Design: Urban Environment Competency Center Opens in St. Petersburg

    St. Petersburg will soon become home to the Urban Environment Competency Center aimed to create a comfortable environment for living in the city. ITMO University was one of the initiators of this decision.


  • ITMO’s Cultural Navigation Course: Lectures, Challenges, and Quests

    The Navigating St. Petersburg's Culture course has become one of the disciplines taught at ITMO University. Its program includes lectures on the city’s cultural environment, its architecture and suburbs, literature, theater, and much more. Learn more about the course in this article by ITMO.NEWS.


  • 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.


  • Big and Small: Changes that Shape Life in St. Petersburg

    Cities are living organisms. How's ours evolving? We asked around and got some diverse opinions. 


  • 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.