June 27-29, 2023


"Cities of New Age: GLASS"

Conference scope

We invite you to take part in the VII International Regional Economics Conference (REC-2023) "Cities of New Age: GLASS", which will be held from June 27-29, 2023. 






June 27, 2023

Ekaterinburg time zone (MSK+2 hours; UTC+5)

10.00–14.00 Plenary Session. Join online.

11.00–14.00 Round Table “Sustainable Green Development of Urban Agglomerations: Strategic Plans and Practical Solutions”. Join online.

14.00–17.00 Round table “Creative Reindustrialization of Second-Tier Cities: Models and Scenarios”. Join onlineLive Stream.

14.30–17.00 Scientific Session “Cities of the Future: Sustainable, Smart, Green”. Join online.

14.30–17.00 Scientific Session “Economic Aspects and Foundations of Urban Development”. Join online.


June 28, 2023

Ekaterinburg time zone (MSK+2 hours; UTC+5)

10.00–13.00 Round Table "Municipal Statistics and Alternative Data Sources for the Analysis of Socio-Economic Development of Cities". Join online.

10.00–13.00 Scientific Session "Urban Transformation: Guidelines, Problems and Management Mechanisms". Join online.

10.00–13.00 Scientific Session "Assessment and Transformation of the Quality of the Urban Environment". Join online.

14.00–17.00 Round Table "The Future of Industrial Territories in the Global World Order". Join online.

14.00–17.00 Scientific Session "Labour Potential and Quality of Life of the Urban Population". Join online.


June 29, 2023

Ekaterinburg time zone (MSK+2 hours; UTC+5)

10.00–15.00 Round Table "The Role of the Editor-in-Chief in Managing an Economic Academic Journal". Join online.

13.00–15.00 Round Table "Cities of the Urals in the New Era".




Traditionally, the Conference is held in Ekaterinburg, Russia; the event is organized by the Institute of Economics of the Ural Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences with the participation of the Ural Federal University, Ural State University of Economics, Branch of social studies of RAS.


The Regional Economics Conference is created to make the efforts of the scientific community, government and business representatives united, with the purpose to solve the fundamental problem of overcoming challenges to the development of territorial communities of different levels. Within the framework of the Conference, a wide range of issues of the regional economy is considered, but every year the attention of the participants focuses on the one basic feature of regional development - complex and debatable aspect.


In 2023, the topic of the Conference is the prospects for the development of cities: the place they occupy in the new socio-economic conditions; the features they should have; the features of managing their transformations.


Generalization of modern concepts of urban development makes it possible to form an image of the city of the future - high-tech, economically developed, comfortable to live in, eco-friendly, characterized by high quality environment and relying in its transformations on the need to balance the interests of all its inhabitants. Thus, the city shoud be:

  • Green - environmentally friendly

  • Livable - habitable

  • Amiable - pleasant, beautiful

  • Smart - smart

  • Sustainable - sustainable


The combination of the 5 named features (GLASS) allows to take a comprehensive look at the urban system - fragile, but at the same time solid, and the following questions will serve as the basis for the disclosure of each of them:

  • What factors of the city transformation are the most significant in modern conditions?

  • What methods and tools can be used to analyze the development of the city?

  • What guidelines should determine the directions of cities transformation of different types?

  • What prevents cities of different types from achieving their goals?

  • How should the process of urban development management be organized?


Important dates

Febrary 27, 2023 - Start of the registration

Febrary 27, 2023 - Start of submission manuscripts for articles RISC

March 10, 2023 - Start of submission manuscripts for publications in journal EDP Science 

June 12, 2023 - Deadline for submission manuscripts UPD

June 27-29, 2023 - Conference dates


Conference venue

Institute of Economics of the Ural Brach of Russian Academy of Sciences

29, Moskovskaya str., Ekaterinburg, Russia


Conference languages: Russian, English

Participant format: face-to-face / online / video-presentation

Manuscript language of printed articles:

  • for conference proceedings with publication in journal EDP Science (indexed in Scopus is planned) - English; 

  • for conference proceedings indexed in the Russian Index of Science Citation [elibrary.ru] - English, Russian