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Center for Urban studies & Regional Development

A structural unit of the National Research Tomsk State University aimed at becoming a hub integrating research, education and innovation in cross-disciplinary complex research of sustainable development of the urban ecosystems, livable and smart urban environment and quality of life. The activity of the center is targeted at networking of the faculty, research organizations, technology entrepreneurs, innovation clusters, and civic organizations of Tomsk, Russia and around the globe.



Our Targets & Tasks:

1 To provide high level education and research in fundamental and applied urban studies, training specialists to shape the labor market of the future in urban studies and regional development;

2 To develop scientific school in urban studies and regional development, including chairs, labs and research groups studying the urban areas in conditions of dynamically changing reality;

3 To provide conditions for co-working of the young researchers, postgraduate students with efficient and experienced professors, to root in sphere of education and science more promising youth candidates;

4 To engage leading international specialists in urban studies and regional development to form competences necessary to develop new approach for urban environment transformation and overcoming technical barriers.

Nicolas Buchoud,
direсtor
Nicolas Buchoud,
direсtor
Nicolas J.A. BUCHOUD is the Director of CUR, the Centre for urban studies and
regional development at the National Research Tomsk State University (TSU), and a
member of the international advisory council for the Siberian Institute for the Future at TSU.

A former Senior advisor for urban affairs and climate change to the President of Paris Ile de France region (12 million inhab.), he is an active and trusted metropolitan entrepreneur and leader.

The co-inventor of the Metropolitan Compact framework, a strategy to rethink sustainability
through innovative green and social deals (2017) he has released The Smart Cities We Need
Manifest (2016) and edited over 100 reports, articles, books and papers on local and global
urban innovation and change in the past decade.

Nicolas J.A. Buchoud is the President of the Grand Paris Alliance, an awarded think-tank on
urban futures and the co-owner of Renaissance Urbaine, specialized in the transformation of
complex urban ecosystems.

He has been elected in 2017 a member of the U.N. General Assembly of Partners (GAP)
Executive Committee, in charge of implementing the New Urban Agenda and the
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

contact@renaissance-urbaine.fr

Daria Chernikova,
deputy director

Daria Chernikova,
deputy director

Alexey Kozmin,
researcher

Alexey Kozmin,
researcher

Mark Meerovich,
senior researcher

Mark Meerovich,
senior researcher

Sonya Shapovalova,
secretary

Sonya Shapovalova,
secretary