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Preprint "Urban Improvement: The Making And Using Of Green Spaces In St. Petersburg (1870s-1910s)"

Mikhail Vsemirnov, a graduate of this year's History study program at the Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg, recently published a preprint based on his graduation thesis. The text is published on the website of the preprints of the program of fundamental research (link: https://wp.hse.ru/prepfr_Humanities), and everyone can, if desired, familiarize themselves with the work.

Mikhail Vsemirnov, a graduate of this year's History study program at the Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg, recently published a preprint based on his graduation thesis. The text is published on the website of the preprints of the program of fundamental research (link: https://wp.hse.ru/prepfr_Humanities), and everyone can, if desired, familiarize themselves with the work.
The study is devoted to the green spaces of St. Petersburg in the second half of the 19th - early 20th centuries. This period was marked by intensive industrialization and urbanization, an increase in the population of the capital of the Russian Empire. These processes put the city administration in front of a complex problem of urban improvement, an important part of which was devoted to the greening of the capital. During this period, voices of various interest groups were heard, which in different ways explained the need to create green spaces in St. Petersburg. Referring to different types of sources that transmit these very "voices" to us, Mikhail demonstrated how during the second half of the 19th century. the idea of ​​"public urban space" was born, the idea of ​​"public property", and also revealed the problems that urban society faced in the formation and use of green spaces.