A multilevel portrait of shrinking urban Russia

Shrinking Russia

A really nice article from Clementine Cottineau, one of our researchers, on how Russia is shrinking (Read in English or French, from Espace Populations SociétésTechniques that we may be able to apply in our new Digital Economies research project to shrinking Britain, in parts. She says and I quote from the abstract: “The demographic shrinkage of Russia, as measured by harmonised data at different geographical scales, appears unique in comparison with any other example in time and around the world. Using multivariate and multilevel statistical analysis, we show that shrinkage in cities is associated with different urban functions, and that these functions are distributed unevenly in the Russian territory. This sophisticated description of urban and regional attributes of shrinkage allows to gain insights on the probable consequences of different demographic policies in tomorrow’s Russia.”

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