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Arina Sender

Arina Sender


Arina Sender is a Deputy Director of the Institute of Design & Urban Studies - an experimental educational hub at the ITMO University.

Successful experience of management, including commercial real estate: marketing, urban research, analysis of best use, development and implementation of multi-functional concepts for shopping and entertainment complexes of various formats (more than 80 commercial real estate projects on the territory Russia and abroad), development, revitalization and analysis of the problems of influence on the urban environment and the economy of the city. Start up experience, development and administration of projects for more than 250 people. Arina speaks Italian and English languages. Professional retraining and advanced training: Financial Analysis for Commercial Real Estate (CCIM, Chicago, USA), Accounting, Analysis and Audit, SPbGEU, Livable Future Cities (ETH, Zurich, Swissland).

Arina teaches the following courses:

  • Smart cities theory,

  • Business planning for city projects

  • Progressive Development

Her research interests are Urban studies and Contemporary Problems in Urban Development, Livable, Smart and Responsive Cities, Computational methods for urban planning projects.

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