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Housing stories (Dissertation preface)

Preface to my Ph.D. dissertation “Engaging Neighbors: Housing Strategies and Political Mobilization in Moscow’s Renovation” I grew up in an old apartment building in Saint Petersburg, where I was taught that good neighbors were quiet neighbors. Bad neighbors had loud

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Жилищные истории (предисловие к диссертации)

Предисловие к диссертации “Engaging Neighbors: Housing Strategies and Political Mobilization in Moscow’s Renovation” о реновации жилья в Москве Я выросла в старом многоквартирном доме в Петербурге, где уяснила, что хорошие соседи – это тихие соседи. Плохие соседи устраивали громкие попойки

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“Mortgage Ghettos” of Russian cities

My review on the “Republic” portal (in Russian). Ипотечные гетто: чем уникальны российские новостройки? У новых микрорайонов по всей России есть одна особенность. Здесь пьют очень много пива Почему в современных российских новостройках так много точек разливного пива – больше,

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Subsidized Housing Cooperatives in NYC

Two types of coops are shown on this map: HDFC (Housing Development Corporation Fund) cooperatives are one of the forms of affordable homeownership for the low- and middle-income New Yorkers. This form originally required self-management and organizing efforts of the

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