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Egor Kotov

  • Egor Kotov has been at HSE University since 2011.


  • 2010

    Master's in Urban and Rural Planning
    University of Aberdeen, Rural Planning & Environmental Management

  • 2009

    Degree in World Economy
    HSE University, World Economy and International Affairs


GitHub profile and repositories:  https://github.com/e-kotov

R packages developer:

- wikimapR (Import Wikimapia Data as Simple Features via API):


R packages contributor:

- esri2sf (R interface for ArcGIS Server):


- geofacet (geofaceting functionality for ggplot2):



Publons reviewer profile:  https://publons.com/researcher/1318697/egor-kotov/

Technological stack

R, QGIS, Python


2017-05-21 // Report at Data & Science: city at Yandex (in Russian)

2016-06-30 // Report at Moscow Urban Forum 2016



  • 2021
    XXII Апрельская международная научная конференция по проблемам развития экономики и общества (Москва). Presentation: Типология городов России в контексте социально-экономических взаимодействий и эпидемиологической безопасности
  • 13th World Congress of the RSAI. Smart Regions – Opportunities for Sustainable Development in the Digital Era. Presentation: TYPOLOGY OF THE RUSSIAN AND ARCTIC REGIONS UNDER THE CONDITIONS OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC
  • 2020

    Mobile Tartu 2020 (Тарту). Presentation: The role of land use and transport accessibility in trip generation: evidence from the Moscow mobile phone data

  • 2019
    NECTAR 2019 Conference “Towards Human Scale Cities: Open and Happy” (Хельсинки). Presentation: The effects of introduction of the Moscow Central Circle rail passenger service: transport, urban, economic and travel behaviour consequences
  • Digital Transformation & Global Society 2019 (Санкт-Петербург). Presentation: Do we really need big data for citizen mobility analysis? (Нужны ли большие данные для анализа перемещений жителей в городе?)

  • ХХVI International Seminar on Urban Form 2019. Cities as Assemblages (ISUF 2019) (Nicosia). Presentation: Exploring fringe belts in Moscow: the implications for the city’s spatial development in 1990-2020
  • 2018

    ХХV International Seminar on Urban Form 2018 (Красноярск). Presentation: Connecting Morpho to urban vitality: the case of Moscow

  • Международный научный симпозиум «По следам города будущего» (Москва). Presentation: Пространственная структура города – от гипотезы к объективному знанию

  • 2017

    Data & Science: город (Москва). Presentation: Городская полицентричность на основе точек притяжения

  • XVIII Международная апрельская конференция "Модернизация экономики и общества" (Москва). Presentation: Постиндустриальная городская полицентричность
  • BRICS+ City Lab: Urban Densification (Johannesburg). Presentation: (De-)densification in Moscow
  • 2016

    Московский урбанистический форум 2016 (Москва). Presentation: Москва: курс на полицентричность. Оценка эффектов градостроительных проектов на полицентрическое развитие Москвы (Moscow: heading towards polycentricity)

  • 2013

    Оптимизация транспортных решений при проведении национальных и международных массовых мероприятий в целях снижения выбросов парниковых газов (Казань). Presentation: Исследование функционирования транспортной системы и анализ транспортных решений города Казани в период подготовки и проведения XXVII Всемирной летней Универсиады 2013 года

Student Term / Thesis Papers

Full list of of student term / thesis papers

Student Theses (up to 2015)

A. Gnilomedov «The Methods of Analysis of Urban Land Use Distribution». Vysokovsky Graduate School of Urbanism, 2015

V. Dolganov «Metro Network Development as a Driver for Territory Development». Vysokovsky Graduate School of Urbanism, 2014

Student Term Papers

YearStudent NameSubject
2016Kirill GudkovSmall Business Retail as Backbone of Local Urban Nuclei: Impacts of City Spatial Structure  on Location Selection Strategies
2016Nadezhda KlevakinaIdentification of Spatial Differentiation Patterns. The Case of Moscow
2016Alina MkhitaryanMotivators and Barriers for Bicycle Commuting in Moscow
2016Vasily StabrovEffects of Transport Hubs on Quality of Life of Nearby Residents. The Case of Moscow Little Ring Railway stations
2016Anna AmvrosovaLand Use and Socio-Economic Factors of Transport Behaviour
2016Sofia ButorinaInfluence of Transport Infrastructure Built for Mega-Sports Events on Transportation Systems of Host Cities
2015Daria FilatovaTransportation, Economic and Legal Aspects of Transport Infrastructure Planning (of Transportation Hubs as an Example)
2013Vadim DolganovAssessment of the Moscow Metro Development Expediency under the Development Programme up to 2020

Courses (2020/2021)

Courses (2019/2020)

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Editorial board membership

2016: Member of the Editorial Board, Городские исследования и практики (Urban Studies and Practices).

Employment history


Lecturer – "Urban Analytics and Smart Cities"


Development of methodology for singpost placement based on spatial analysis /team leader/


Assessment of urban spatial structure for Moscow /team member/


Assessment of urban transportation system improvements for Kazan Universiade / team leader, for UNDP project "Reducing GHG emissions from road transport in Russia's medium-sized cities, Reducing GHG emissions from road transport in Russia’s medium-sized cities: Russian Urban Sustainable Transport"/


Lecturer – «Spatial Planning, Analysis and Urban Design»

Timetable for today

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‘It Takes a Team to Develop a City’

What is urban planning? What is the ‘stranger effect’ and why do we need a multidisciplinary approach in education? School Head and Associate Professor Kirill Puzanov spoke with the News Service about what students learn and how in the Vysokovsky Graduate School of Urbanism, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year.

AUD students presented their final projects

On June 8, students of the joint master’s programme ‘Advanced Urban Design’ organised by the GSU and the Strelka Institute defended their final projects

HSE Vysokovsky Graduate School of Urbanism Publishes New Journal

The new academic journal is entitled ‘Urban Studies and Practices’. The first issue came out this September.  Now a call for papers for special issue on Migrants and the City has been announced. The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2017.