AUD students on a field trip to Zelenograd
The second module of the course 'Urbanization in developing countries' by Nadya Nilina has completed
During the first fortnight of January 2018, the students of the Master Programme Advanced Urban Design completed a course on urbanization in developing countries. The second module of the course was offered by an architect, urban designer, and activist Nadya Nilina who gave an overview of the history and theory of urban design and urban planning in Russia comparing it to international experience.
As part of the course, the AUD students went on a one-day field trip to Zelenograd, a satellite town that became one of the administrative districts of Moscow in the early 1990s. Zelenograd is an example of a merger between the concept of a garden city and Soviet Akademgorodok (‘Academic Town’). Joined by an architecture critic Nikolay Malinin, the group visited the Youth Square, the Central Square, the Zelenograd cultural center, and the National Research University of Electronic Technology.