Publishing House SB RAS:

Publishing House SB RAS:

Address of the Publishing House SB RAS:
Morskoy pr. 2, 630090 Novosibirsk, Russia

Advanced Search

ECO journal (ECOnomics and industrial Engineering)

2018 year, number 7

Development of the Siberian Urban System in the Post-Soviet Period: Predictions and Reality

E. A. Kolomak1,2
1Institute of Economics and Industrial Engineering SB RAS
2Novosibirsk State University
Keywords: урбанизация, городская система, агломерация, Сибирь, регион, Urbanization, urban system, agglomeration, Siberia, region


The author studies changes in the scale and structure of the Siberian urban system in 1991-2017. The following characteristics are compared for Russia, Siberia and individual Siberian regions: the dynamics of the urban population, the urbanization’s level, the ratio of the number and of the population of small, medium and large cities. Despite the unfavorable demographic situation, Siberia was not inferior to the average Russian indicators of dynamics and quality of the changes in the urban system. The Urban development in Siberia depended on the resource economy and on the migration from rural areas. Market mechanisms supported the growth of large cities and agglomerations, which have found a competitive development model. At the same time, industrial cities with narrow specialization at the declining markets were losing population.