A Study on the Consistency between Housing and Urban Planning Policies

39 Pages Posted: 17 Feb 2016

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N. Kosareva

National Research University Higher School of Economics

Tatiana Polidi

National Research University Higher School of Economics

A. Puzanov

National Research University Higher School of Economics

E. Trutnev

National Research University Higher School of Economics

Ye. Igumenov

National Research University Higher School of Economics

Date Written: February 16, 2016

Abstract

Russian cities currently feel the utmost need both for improving the affordability of housing and upgrading the quality and enhancing the beautification of the urban environment, developing public spaces, expanding the diversity of forms of housing tenure for different categories of citizen.

Implementation of the housing policy objectives necessitates a considerable update of urban planning policy which is currently characterized by minimum urban planning regulations and inadequate enforcement of those in place. Urban development regulation and land use system remains a source of 'administrative rent' and appears to be unable to ensure a transparent legal framework for investors and developers, which is replaced by high administrative barriers.

The paper reviews the current state of housing and urban planning policies in Russia, the practice of reconciling the goals, objectives and instruments of the foregoing policies. Housing and urban planning policies both at federal and local levels are described and case studies of inconsistencies in implementation of housing and urban planning policies in Russian cities are analyzed. The paper also sets forth the proposals on how to streamline housing and urban planning policies with a view to improving the affordability of housing and upgrading the quality of urban environment.

Keywords: housing policy, urban planning policy, urban environment, Russia

JEL Classification: R31

Suggested Citation

Kosareva, N. and Polidi, Tatiana and Puzanov, A. and Trutnev, E. and Igumenov, Ye., A Study on the Consistency between Housing and Urban Planning Policies (February 16, 2016). Higher School of Economics Research Paper No. WP BRP 03/URB/2016, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2733130 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2733130

N. Kosareva

National Research University Higher School of Economics ( email )

Myasnitskaya street, 20
Moscow, Moscow 119017
Russia

Tatiana Polidi (Contact Author)

National Research University Higher School of Economics ( email )

Myasnitskaya street, 20
Moscow, Moscow 119017
Russia

A. Puzanov

National Research University Higher School of Economics ( email )

Myasnitskaya street, 20
Moscow, Moscow 119017
Russia

E. Trutnev

National Research University Higher School of Economics ( email )

Myasnitskaya street, 20
Moscow, Moscow 119017
Russia

Ye. Igumenov

National Research University Higher School of Economics ( email )

Myasnitskaya street, 20
Moscow, Moscow 119017
Russia

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