(Print) City on the Edge of Moscow Agglomeration: a Chance for Sustainable Development

Real Proceedings, Corp
2012 unpublished
1 ABSTRACT Moscow is the largest city in Europe, economical, financial, research, educational and transit center of Russia. It attracts a lot of newcomers from the whole country and the neighboring states. While the total population of Russia is slowly decreasing, Moscow has shown 10% growth during 2002-2010 inter-census period. This hyper-centralized position of Moscow affects the development of rural areas of thousands square kilometers and a hundred of cities and small towns in central
more » ... . Discussions about so called Moscow agglomeration-metropolitan area are popular in the planning community. However, it is still a problem to determine exactly its size, shape and internal structure.