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WHAT GRADUATES WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO DO

  • Collect source data about a territory, including its legal status, jurisdiction, zoning, available resources, and heritage.
  • Analyze current socio-economic, environmental, and market conditions of the area.
  • Identify interested parties and possible stakeholders of the territory, be able to effectively involve them in planning and management activities.
  • Be aware of the importance of an environment to be culturally developed, use creative tools of spatial development (public art, festivals, contests, education, recreational and children’s programs).
  • Analyze federal development vectors and prospects of participation in regional and municipal programs of sectoral development.
  • Understand where the growth points are and which territorial development direction is appropriate, socially important, economically feasible, environmentally sustainable, politically realizable, promising and acceptable for all interested parties.
  • Define the objectives and priorities of territorial development, set a scope and planning principles at all stages of strategy/concept creation.
  • Forecast changes and model their short-term/long-term consequences; understand and assess risks of expected interventions in the short and long terms.
  • Formulate terms of reference, devise and argue in favor of a territorial development strategy/concept; justify planning and investment decisions.
  • Know land and property regulations; have an idea of urban planning laws, analyze town-planning documents, area planning schemes, plot plan, project, design, as well as land use and development rules.
  • Understand the structure and mechanisms of territorial management at different state levels; legislative and legal issues, territory taxation problems, etc.
  • Understand structure and principles of the regional budget allocation among different industries, including communal services, transport, environment, etc.
  • Keep abreast of modern urban and territorial planning practices in Russia and abroad.
  • Know how to budget and schedule a territorial development process; be a skilled investment, market and economic analyst.
  • Understand the importance of interaction with local authorities; know how to work with different levels and bodies of power.
  • Use resources and achieve the potential of local communities, people and activists efficiently during concept creation.
  • Understand the importance of natural resources, their preservation and development; be able to integrate agricultural practices in territorial development plans.
  • Leverage the potential of private, state, and public sectors in territorial development, including private-public partnerships, federal targeted programs, fundraising, bank financing, and crowdsourcing.
  • See into engineering, construction, and property management; be able to interact with other professionals (sociologists, economists, managers, etc.) in the course of design development and integrate their proposals into spatial strategy of territorial development.
  • Know how to work in an interdisciplinary team of experts; understand the interdisciplinary nature of territory planning and management.
  • Be able to present and initiate a complex process of territorial development.