International competition of applied projects for young scientists and specialists «City: OPEN THE FUTURE»

Orlov Alexey Valerievich Chairman of the expert commission of the competition, Head of the city of Yekaterinburg

Antipin Ivan AleksandrovichScientific director of the competition, head of the department of regional, municipal economics and management of USUE, Doctor of Economics, professor

The international competition of applied projects of young scientists and specialists “City: Open the future” is organized by the Ural State University of Economics.

The purpose of the Competition: the formation of analytical, managerial, research, creative competencies and assistance in the implementation of initiatives of young specialists in the field of forecasting and strategic planning of urban development.

The participants of the Competition are students, graduate students, applicants for an academic degree, young researchers from universities, academic institutions in Russia and the CIS countries, as well as employees of other interested organizations aged 18 to 25 years .

Projects for the Competition can be submitted individually or from a team of up to 5 people.

Thematic fields of the competition:

  • City of the future: comfortable (formation of a comfortable urban environment; formation of the city’s infrastructure; development of the city’s transport system; effective and rational use of urban land; planning structure of the city of the future; rational use of undeveloped land within the city, etc.);
  • City of the future: environmentally friendly (environmental safety of the city; formation of an environmentally friendly urban environment; improvement of the urban environment; reduction of noise pollution in the city; restoration and improvement of natural city objects, etc.);
  • City of the future: attractive (improvement of urban areas, greening of the city; what is a city today and tomorrow?; optimal city; post-industrial transformation of cities; ensuring the quality and availability of municipal services; sustainable development of the city, etc.);
  • City of the future: safe (formation of a safe and tolerant urban environment; formation of mechanisms for creating a clean and safe city; improving the quality and ensuring the safety of life of the urban population; issues of creating a safe living environment, etc.);
  • City of the future: creative (city branding, city image; creative industry of the city; cultural worldview in urban development, etc.);
  • City of the future: technological (new technologies or smart urban technologies; smart city; high-tech city; environmental conservation, energy saving, waste recycling and innovative technologies in urban construction, etc.).

Applications for participation in the Competition, competition works and abstracts of work must be submitted until March 20, 2024. through the site registration system:

– an individual participant submits an application through the site’s registration system, selecting the “individual participation” category

– group participation. Each group member submits an application for participation through the site’s registration system, selecting the “team captain” or “team member” category. In the “Topic of work” field, everyone indicates the name of their project. The team captain attaches a file with the project and a file with the abstract of the project to the registration form, where all authors are indicated. A team member can attach empty files to complete registration. 

Lists of competition finalists invited to defend their works in person and to participate in the final events of the Forum will be published on the competition page from 1 to 10 April 2024

Final: the authors of at least 10-12 best projects are invited to Yekaterinburg to defend their project in person and participate in the final events of the Forum on April 24, 2024.

The final will be held in person; in some cases, by decision of the competition organizing committee, remote participation is possible.

Registered participants and experts gain access to USUE cloud resources based on the MS Office 365 platform and connect to interactive sessions during events through teams created in MicrosoftTeams.

The winners and runners-up of the Competition are awarded diplomas and cash prizes:

  • 15,000 rubles - for 1st place
  • 10,000 rubles - for 2nd place
  • 5,000 rubles - for 3rd place

The winners of the Competition, awarded a 1st degree Diploma, are awarded points for individual achievements when admitted to study at USUE in master's programs (2 points).

Based on the results of the final events, it is planned to release materials from the XIV EEFM, where the abstracts of the Competition finalists will be posted. The materials will be posted in the RSCI and on the website of the Ural State University of Economics.


Nozhenko Dmitry Yurievichdeputy Head of Yekaterinburg, head. Department of State and Municipal Administration, USUE
Sibirtseva Ekaterina Alexandrovnadeputy Heads of Yekaterinburg
Bushlanov Mikhail VladimirovichGeneral Director of ANO "Open Ural", Yekaterinburg
Ilinykh Evgeniy SergeevichLeading Specialist of the Capital Construction Department of the Administration of the Nevyansk City District, Yekaterinburg
Rekechinsky Ivan SergeevichDirector for Economics and Investments, Sredneuralsk Construction Company LLC, Yekaterinburg
Tretyakova Elena AndreevnaDoctor of Economics, Professor of the Department of State and Municipal Administration, Perm State National Research University, Perm
Shcheglov Ruslan YurievichVice-President of the Union of Small and Medium Businesses, Yekaterinburg
Pestryakov Alexey NikolaevichPh.D., Associate Professor, Chief Engineer, LLC Karasyozersky-2, Ekaterinburg
Bocharnikova-Sobinova Elena Vladimirovnadeputy assistant, Yekaterinburg City Duma, Yekaterinburg


Titovec Alisa Jur’evna
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Sbrodova Nadezhda Vasil'evna
senior lecturer of the Department of Regional, Municipal Economics and Management
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