While the volume of housing in the central areas of Moscow decreased to almost a minimum and account for only 1% of the total housing stock, New Moscow and the Moscow region, on the contrary, demonstrate high rates of housing construction. This spatial imbalance in the intensity of housing construction forces Moscow residents wishing to improve living conditions and visitors from other regions to move from the core to the periphery. However, the increase in population density in the agglomeration can lead to a number of negative consequences - exceeding circular migration, increased load on transport infrastructure, imbalance in the quality of the urban environment and, consequently, in the quality of life of residents. In order to overcome this disparity, the authorities of Moscow and the Moscow region need to balance housing policy.
Which tools can adjust the imbalance in the housing market in Moscow and the Moscow region?
Can the renovation programme help improve the housing imbalance?
How can the district of New Moscow and the suburban areas switch from being a place for sleeping into a place for living?