Urban Administration

  • Irina IlinaEmail author
  • Evgenij Pliseckij
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-31816-5_1015-1



The administration, organization, and planning performed for cities or towns, particularly the process of converting farmland or undeveloped land into offices, businesses, housing, and other forms of development.


According to the database of the Russian Federal Statistics service from 1 January 2016, there are 1112 cities/towns in Russia. Each of them represents a specific locale differentiated by the peculiarities of their economic and geographical position, structure of economy, development of engineering, transport, and social infrastructure and also the tendencies of the demographical development. The UN estimates that by the year 2050, the mankind life quality will be determined by the quality of the city development, and the entire frame of the municipal economy will be aimed at the sustainable advancement of the cities. The leading factor in this is efficient city administration according to which there are four...


Administrative District Municipal District Executive Power Urban County City Administration 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Public Administration, Faculty of Social SciencesInstitute for Regional Studies and Urban Planning, Spatial Development and Regional Studies, Higher school of economicsMoscowRussia