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COMMUNICATIVE ECOLOGY OF MOSCOW RESIDENTS: MAPPING MAJOR PATTERNS AMONG THE YOUNG DWELLERS

Urban Studies and Practices. 2017. Vol. 2. No. 3. P. 7-15.

This exploratory research questions communicative patterns of Moscow metropolitan area residents: practices, attitudes to the city and technological tools used for information search and communication matters. Applying communicative ecology concept on the city level, author analyses data collected by an online survey (N = 200) to distinguish key communication patterns within three dimensions: social, technological and discursive. Among the major communication patterns, we identified significance of the strong ties among residents, relatively low level of membership in social and civic society organizations and exceptionally low level of involvement in local community problem-solving. The study delineates several problems of communicative ecology and prospective directions on urban communication research in Moscow.