State institution
Institute of Regional Research
named after M.I. Dolishniy
of the NAS of Ukraine

Sector of spatial development

Head of the Sector -
Dr. Sci. in Economics, Professor
Melnyk Maryana Ivanivna,
Phone (+38032) 270-70-53,

Year of establishment – 2005.

The main research areas of the Sector are:

  • the development of theoretical and methodological foundations of research on social-economic problems of territorial and social systems (cities, districts, regions) and promising directions of their spatial development;
  • the study of market institutions and factors of spatial organization of society and economy, the competitive positioning of regions with regard to patterns of post-industrial development and globalization challenges, spatial structural and functional transformations and imbalances;
  • the study of modern trends of development in urban processes, including the formation of metropolitan regions, center-peripheral interactions, the impact of metropolisation and agglomeration processes on the quality of life of population in territorial social systems;
  • the justification of strategic priorities for spatial development in the context of their integration in the world economic space, searching of forms and methods of improving the management of territorial social systems.


Staff of the Sector:

Head of the Sector Dr. Sci. (Econ.), Prof. Melnyk Maryana Ivanivna

Senior Researcher, Scientific Secretary of the Sector Ph.D. (Econ.), Sen.Res. Shchehlyuk Svitlana Dmytrivna

Researcher Ph.D. (Econ.) Kushniretska Oksana Vasylivna

Researcher Ph.D. (Econ.) Tkach Solomiya Mykolayivna

Junior Researcher Ph.D. (Econ.) Leshchukh Iryna Volodymyrivna

Junior Researcher Ph.D. (Econ.) Kazmir Lyubomyr Pavlovych

Junior Researcher Synyura-Rostun Nadiya Romanivna

Leading Engineer Yaremchuk Roman Yevhenovych

Postgraduate Matskiv Oles Ihorovych


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