Метод картирования элементов городской среды (на примере г. Вильнюс).
The article discusses the concept of the creative city and its application in Russian cities. On the examples of Obvodny Kanal area and New Holland Island in St. Pe- tersburg the possible consequences of the creative spaces development are analyzed: social segregation, elitism and the increasing importance of the cultural consump- tion as a segregational practice.
In the article it is considered a multidimensional estimation method designed to evaluate projects in the cultural sphere of the city life. The method's dimensions are: city administration's resources, inhabitants' public opinion and informational means accessible to city's dwellers.
Possibilities of application of geoinformation technologies for the optimal location of new maternity hospitals in Moscow are considered in the article. Among the main factors that are taken into account are the following: demographic features of the population in Moscow, an existing structure of maternity hospitals and a road-street network of the city.