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Alexander Vysokovsky, Dean of the HSE Graduate School of Urban Studies and Planning, Has Died

On December 22, 2014, Alexander Vysokovsky, Dean of the HSE Graduate School of Urban Studies and Planning, died unexpectedly, aged 66.

Author of over 60 research papers on architecture and urban planning, Candidate of Sciences in Architecture, and HSE Professor, Alexander Vysokovsky was an outstanding expert in urban planning.

Alexander Vysokovsky was born in 1948 in Rostov-on-Don. In 1971 he graduated from Rostov Institute of Civil Engineering, majoring in architecture. All his further work was related to organizing urban space and city communities, and during his career he implemented over 50 projects, including large-scale improvements to the Moscow region.

Alexander Vysokovsky chaired the Russian Union of Architects Council on Spatial and Urban Planning and was part of international juries for several Moscow development projects.

He is author of seven books and over 60 academic articles on architecture and urban planning, which have been published in Russian, English, and Swedish.

In 2011 Alexander Vysokovsky together with Prof. Nadezhda Kosareva founded the HSE Graduate School of Urban Studies and Planning, and following that, Alexander Vysokovsky’s main focus was training experts in urban planning. As of today, the School headed by its Dean has run two master’s courses for experts in urban planning.

Prof. Vysokovsky’s colleagues would like to express their deep condolences to his family and friends.