In the article the significance and current preconditions for sustainable development of the Russian northern cities are considered and analyzed. Necessity of strategic management methods use for achievement of sustainable development goals by the cities is proved.
Problems of perspective estimation of energy security are designated in the paper. Using hierarchies
analysis method is proposed for making such estimation; the method allows to rank alternative scenarios of social-economic development of a region by criterion of achievement energy security.
The results of the first attempt to apply the method to Murmansk oblast are given. Restrictions of using hierarchies analysis method and the necessity to combine it with indicative analysis method are specified
perspective estimation of energy security, european north of russia, hierarchies analysis method