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MUF Analytical Center Activity

Services

The Center offers a wide range of services related to spatial development, solving research problems, and participating in the development of products at various stages. We are always ready to consider non-standard tasks and problems
Spatial development and marketing
Industry research and market overview
Support of investment projects
Development and launch of customized educational products
Conducting strategic foresight sessions
Development of spatial interventions

Research

Completed
Research of the best world practices in the field of standards of healthy construction and design of the urban environment
Final products:
  • «Review of standards for design and construction of cities focused on health issues and principles of Urban Health» report;
  • Presentation of research results at the MUF-2019
Urban Health Agenda. World>Russia>Moscow
The research is devoted to the analysis of current challenges to the health of the population of the world's largest megacities, assessment of the most significant environmental health risk factors, as well as consideration of the best international practices for implementing public health principles in the development of the urban environment.

Final products:
  • More than 25 projects to implement Urban Health in the development agenda of Russia and Moscow;
  • Presentation of research results at the MUF-2018;
  • «Urban Health» book, the first theme study in Russian.
Research of metropolitan cities and their management systems: «The age of agglomerations. World>Russia>Moscow»
The goal of the project is to identify the best practices for managing the development of a megalopolis on the agglomeration scale, as well as to describe the most effective development tools and models used by global leaders.

Final products:
  • An interactive online platform (www.agglomerations.ru);
  • «The Age of Agglomerations. Urban Economy, Politics and Space on a New Scale» book;
  • «The Age of Agglomerations. Urban Economy, Politics and Space on a New Scale» book;
  • Presentation of research results at the MUF-2017.
Current
The Health of Megacities. The International Rankings of Leader Cities in the Urban Health Agenda
The study aims to introduce an international ranking of the "health" of various megacities in the world and assess the degree of integration of Urban Health into their management models. Also, the study includes an overview of the best administrative practices in terms of tools and mechanisms for assessing the effects of the implementation of urban projects and programmes for the health of citizens.
The Sustainable Development of Moscow The Integration of UN SDGs into the Administration of Megacities
The UN Sustainable Development Goals are being proactively embedded in the administrative practices of the world's largest megacities. The UN's methodology helps assess the impact of the large-scale changes introduced by Moscow on key areas of the life of its residents compared to other megacities around the world.
Silver Megacity. Strategies and Tools for Administration amidst the consequences of an Ageing Urban Population
The study attempts to identify approaches, strategies and measures used by megacities to provide effective administration amidst the consequences of an ageing population, in terms of adapting the urban environment and social services, as well as keeping the dynamics of the social and economic impact at a sustainable level.

Educational mission

Our Center together with leading universities conduct educational initiatives on topical issues of megacities development
Key partner of the program
Higher School of Urban Studies, HSE
Urban Health research workshop
Date
Winter-autumn 2020
Goal
Study of current theoretical concepts, approaches, and examples of practical implementation of Urban Health in the world practice of urban development through spatial and management solutions.
Description
The workshop program is aimed at developing a common understanding and perspective of Urban Health as an academic discipline and management model. The course examines how different cities fight for the health of their citizens and how urbanists, urban planners, managers and public health professionals can help make cities healthier and more prosperous
Key partner of the program
Higher School of Urban Studies, HSE
Research and education program «The Health of the city. International ranking of leading cities on the Urban Health agenda»
Date
Winter-autumn 2020
Goal
Integration the Urban Health approach into students' educational projects, as well as involvement of educational centers in the agenda of healthy urban development
Description
A series of scientific and practical seminars on key issues of urban development as the part of the Urban Health research program. In the course of the work, students prepared their own reviews of management models of individual cities and descriptions of key health risks for their citizens
Key partner of the program
Geography Department of Lomonosov MSU
Scientific and practical seminars devoted to the Center’s research «Sustainable development of Moscow. The implementation of UN’s SDGs»
Date
Winter-autumn 2020
Goal
Integration of leading scientific and educational centers in the research process, as well as transfer of knowledge and the results of the analysis of current practices and experience of megacities of the world
Description
Our team conducted a special course of seminars on topical issues of sustainable development of the world's largest megacities. During the seminars, students were involved in the preparation of individual materials included in the final report of the study