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Marina Sapunova

  • Marina Sapunova has been at HSE University since 2012.


urban planning project management



  • 2013

    Master's in Urban planning
    HSE University, Graduate School of Urbanism

  • 2011

    Degree in Architecture
    Vladimir State University named after Alexander and Nikolay Stoletovs, Architectural and Civil Engineering Faculty

Continuing education / Professional retraining / Internships / Study abroad experience

2020, January (Florence, Italy)

Research Methodology "Urban Studies and Spatial Planning: Research, Approaches and Methods, promoted by Università degli Studi di Firenze (Doctoral Program on Urban and Regional Planning, Doctoral School of Architecture)

2019, September (Tel-Aviv, Israel)

Summer School | «History Takes Place - Dynamics of Urban Change», ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius 

2018, March-June (Moscow, Russia)

Training | Teach for HSE, НИУ ВШЭ

2016, June (Dusseldorf, Germany)

INTAMT | Dusseldorf, Germany Internship «Architectural design, reconstruction, university campuses development - the Germany experience»

2012, September (London, UK)

Times of Scarcity. Reclaiming the Possibility of Making Workshop (Bromley-by-Bow District Research under the topic: “Whither Bromley-by-Bow? Pilots, Plots, Ploys & Plans for an Alternate East Enders”). Tutor: Steven Chodorivsky (Jan van Eyck Academie) Third European Urban Summer School, University of Westminster, London, UK 

2012, August (Helsinki, Finland)

18th YTK/IFHP Urban Design and Planning Summer School (Rauma City Housing District Developing Proposal) Aalto University / School of Engineering, Department of Surveying and Planning, YTK - Land Use Planning and Urban Studies Group, Helsinki-Rauma

2010, July-August (Arcosanti experimental town, USA)

Five-week Arcosanti Workshop Program Participant, Arizona, USA

Professional Interests

Courses (2021/2022)

Courses (2020/2021)

Courses (2019/2020)



Co-editor Vol 3 No 4 (2018): Urban Standard and Norm and Their (Post)-Socialist Transformation DOI: https://doi.org/10.17323/usp342018. Published July, 2020


INTERVIEW (Marina Sapunova) Kalke S. (2018) Who Knows Better What the City Should Be? Local Government Reform in Northern Ireland in 2015. Urban Studies and Practices, vol. 3, no 1, pp. 78–87.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17323/usp31201878-87



2018 // Benefit of the Doubt //, 4 мин., Nominee 2018 for MegaCities ShortDoc Competition

2018 // A Room in Moscow // Documentary (Moscow), 37 min., trailer

2017 // Maison d être // Documentary (Paris), 35 min., trailer

Employment history

2012 - current

HSE Graduate School of Urbanism (Faculty of Urban and Regional Development) 

urban planning and analytics, educational projects, teaching, supervision of exhibition and publishing projects


2017 - current

MÊTRE co-founder

content development, scenario production, post-production control and interviews



Novaya Zemlya Ltd 

urban planning and analytics

Timetable for today

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Online Premiere of ‘Maison d'Être’

GSU documentary about Paris is now available online

Renovation: What Moscow Can Learn From Paris

The HSE Vysokovsky Graduate School of Urbanism has made a documentary on renovation in Paris. In it, government officials, architects and residents of the Paris suburbs discuss social and urban projects changing the city. The film was shown on December 21 at Shukhov Lab.

HSE Graduate School of Urbanism and D’est Organize Joint Summer School in France

The HSE Vysokovsky Graduate School of Urbanism together with the French association D’est are organizing a joint summer school this year in France. The School will run from June 25 – July 8, 2017 in Paris and Montpellier and aims to attract students and young professionals in urban development and planning, municipal administration, and civil initiatives.

Learning from Shabolovka

As part of Week 4 of the Advanced Urban Design Master’s Programme, the students were asked to analyse Shabolovka Street through mapping its physical and social features. The main goal of the workshop was to explore the influence of HSE University (either positive or negative) on Shabolovka and to analyze its potential role. Divided into 6 research groups, the students were asked to gather and map available information and to come up with an observation or recommendation. Each group was working on one of the three suggested themes: buildings, infrastructure and people.

Rotterdam, Moscow, Venice. Graduate School of Urbanism at the World’s Largest Architecture Exhibitions

In April and May, the Graduate School of Urbanism (GSU) took part in three of the largest architecture biennales, held in Rotterdam, Moscow, and Venice. The exhibitions presented the results of independent research carried out by the School, student projects, and the results of an international student workshop organized by GSU.

Review of 2015 at the HSE Graduate School of Urban Studies and Planning

2015 has been a year of many changes for the School. The appointment of a new Dean at the start of the year kicked off a flood of innovations. Launching exciting projects and participating in national and international events, the school has been building its reputation and increasing visibility both in Russia and as far afield as Iran and Hong Kong. Winter and Summer Schools and the Laboratory of Advocacy Planning bring more ideas and minds to focus on  revolutionising the social process of Urban Planning in Russia and around the world.

Graduate School of Urban Studies at International Policy Forum on Urban Growth and Conservation

On September 20 – October 3 the International Policy Forum on Urban Growth and Conservation was held in Iran.