Nikolai G. Bobylev

Teaching courses

  • Environmental Assessment
  • Multiple Criteria Decision Analysis
  • Processes in the Coastal Zone and Environmental Management
  • Scientific and Professional Information - Basics of Acquisition and Use
  • Urban Adaptation to Environmental Change 
  • Urban Environment 
  • Urban Environmental Planning 
  • Urban Underground Space Resources 


Associated professor, Department of Ecological Safety & Sustainable Development of Regions


Phone: +7-812-328-35-68

Education, scientific degrees and titles

  • 2003 – St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University, Russia, Ph.D. in geoecology 
  • 2000 – St. Petersburg State University, Russia, diploma in ecology and nature using 
  • 1998 – St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University, Russia, higher education (1st Class with distinction) in civil-hydraulic-engineering 

Research IDs

Research interests

Environmental management & assessment; Decision analysis methods & applications; Urban development & planning, Infrastructure, Underground space use; UN system and international development organisations.

Key publications

  1. Volchko, Y., Norrman, J., Ericsson, L.O., Nilsson, K.L., Markstedt, A., Öberg, M., Mossmark, F., Bobylev, N., Tengborg, P. (2020) Subsurface planning: Towards a common understanding of the subsurface as a multifunctional resource. Land Use Policy, 90, art. no. 104316
  2. Bobylev N (2016) Transitions to a High Density Urban Underground Space, Procedia Engineering, Volume 165, 2016, Pages 184-192, ISSN 1877-7058,
  3. Zargarian R, Hunt DVL, Braithwaite P, Bobylev N, Rogers CDF (2016) A new sustainability framework for urban underground space. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Engineering Sustainability. Published online:June 23, 2016 ISSN 1478-4629 | E-ISSN 1751-7680 DOI:
  4. Bobylev, N (2016) Underground Space as an Urban Indicator: Measuring Use of Subsurface. Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, Elsevier. Volume 55, Special Issue: Urban Underground Space: A Growing Imperative. Perspectives and Current Research in Planning and Design for Underground Space Use. ISSN: 0886-7798. Pages 40 – 52.
  5. Wende, W., Bond, A., Bobylev, N., Stratmann, L. (2012) Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation in Strategic Environmental Assessment. Environmental Impact Assessment Review, Volume 32, Issue 1, January 2012, Pages 88–93, Elsevier. doi:10.1016/j.eiar.2011.04.003

The Head of Current Research Fundings

  • 2018 – 2021 ERA.Net RUS Plus funding scheme (selected countries of the European Union and Russia). Opportunities for and challenges to urban development and social cohesion in Russia’s Arctic under climate change impacts
  • 2019 -2022 SOUTH-EAST FINLAND - RUSSIA CBC 2014–2020 PROGRAMME «Building capacity on professional development and level of education in the field of sustainable use of shores and coastal management (GET READY)» 
  • 2019 – 2021 European Union «Raising awareness of climate change among young people of Northern Dimension regions» Programme, «Capacity building in climate change adaptation and local systainability»

Awards and honors

  • 2019, Collaborative Professor, Kanazawa University
  • 2009, 2015, 2018, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Research Awards
  • 2014, Marie Curie research Fellowship
  • 2004, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science research fellowship

Other professional activities

  • International Advisory Board member for the World Cities Report 2020, United Nations Human Settlements Programme
  • Consultant to the Committee on Housing and Land Management of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (2010-present)
  • Editorial board member, International Journal of the Analytic Hierarchy Process (2014-present)
  • Editorial board member, Вестник Санкт-Петербургского университета. Науки о Земле (2016-present)
  • Associate Editor, Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology (Elsevier) (2016-present)

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