Social and economic well-being in the conditions of the urban space: the evolution of methodological approaches in the historical urban studies
1 National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University, Lenin Avenue, 30, Tomsk 634050, Russia
2 National Research Tomsk State University Lenin Avenue, 36, Tomsk 634050, Russia
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A city as a type of a human settlement is characterized by high population density, welldeveloped infrastructure, comfortable living conditions. However, a city is a source of social problems due to high population density, limited resources and conflicts between indigenous population and newcomers. The article analyzes the development of research about the city, provides an assessment of the scope of the historical urban studies in the development of solutions to contemporary problems of urban space. Methodological resource of historical urban studies allows fully exploring the city as a set of historically interconnected spaces and social processes. The analysis of the problem field of historical urban studies at various stages of its formation allowed tracing the evolution of ideas about the city as an object of scientific knowledge, to identify future prospects of research on conditions of Russian urban development, to improve the comfort of living in them.
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