Oleg N. Yanitsky. Russian Mega-Cities: Some Current Structural-Functional Trends. International Journal of Research in Sociology and Anthropology (IJRSA), vol 5, no. 4, 2019, pp. 33-40. doi: http: ...



Oleg N. Yanitsky. Russian Mega-Cities: Some Current Structural-Functional Trends. International Journal of Research in Sociology and Anthropology (IJRSA), vol 5, no. 4, 2019, pp. 33-40. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20431/2454-8677.0504004.
ISSN 2454-8677
DOI: 10.20431/2454-8677.0504004

: 25.11.19

URL: https://www.arcjournals.org/pdfs/ijrsa/v5-i4/4.pdf ( 25.11.2019)


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Oleg N. Yanitsky. Russian Mega-Cities: Some Current Structural-Functional Trends. International Journal of Research in Sociology and Anthropology (IJRSA), vol 5, no. 4, 2019, pp. 33-40. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20431/2454-8677.0504004. DOI: 10.20431/2454-8677.0504004.
Oleg N. Yanitsky. Russian Mega-Cities: Some Current Structural-Functional Trends. International Journal of Research in Sociology and Anthropology (IJRSA), vol 5, no. 4, 2019, pp. 33-40. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20431/2454-8677.0504004. DOI: 10.20431/2454-8677.0504004.

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The article analyzes the current trends and issues of the Russian mega-cities, and their relationships with a close and remote periphery. These cities are simultaneously concentrating a huge productive, scientific, political and cultural potential and worsening the situation of their close and remote periphery. The use of information technologies and networks accelerate the development of the mega-cities whereas their periphery gradually lags behind. The external appearance of the mega-city is changing very slowly, while a functional organization of these cities is changing permanently. The further the more the majority of the mega-cities population considers them as a start-up for their carrier or as a jumping-off place for an emigration. A habitat structure of the above cities is changing as well: the estates of the rich are planned to situate in the central parts of the mega-cities while the majority of the poor will be gradually resettled to the periphery of the mega-cities. The estates of the rich will have their own gardens and all other necessary facilities whereas for the rest of the mega-cities residents the parks of a common use are planned. In sum, all residents of the mega-cities are socially and spatially disconnected, and their life is under double pressure: their structural-functional organization is permanently accelerated and transformed.

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center vs. periphery globalization information processes mega-cities networks residents structural-functional organization urban planning russia

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