July 17   Haussmann   17:45 - 18:45   |   Enviroment

Renovation and Environment. How Major Redevelopment Projects Affect Cities?

The history of urbanism lies in the desire to improve living conditions for citizens and create a safer, more sophisticated urban environment. This desire has led to a number of large-scale housing projects around the world: from Baron Haussmann’s renovation of Paris in the 19th century, to the redevelopment of Bombay’s residential area in the first half of the 20th century, the construction of khrushchyovkas in the USSR, the renovation of residential areas in Istanbul, and the recent Seestadt Aspern project in Vienna. In each case, the sheer scale of the project had a significant impact both on the city and the country as a whole. In terms of carrying out its own large-scale renovation, Moscow must consider a variety of possible consequences.

  • Besides the improvement of living conditions, what other objectives should large urban development projects aim to achieve? 
  • What parameters need to be monitored? 
  • How can a large urban project propel the development of the urban environment and minimise risks? 


Konstantin Remchukov
Editor-in-Chief, Nezavisimaya Gazeta


Sergei Levkin
Head of the Department of Urban Development Policy of Moscow
Daniela Allmeier
Co-Founder and Managing Director, Raumposition
Tatiana Polidi
Executive Director, Institute of Urban Economics
Fan Zhang
Director, Shanghai Urban Planning, Design and Research Institute
Sergei Tchoban
Partner, SPEECH
Yaroslav Kuzminov
Rector, National Research University Higher School of Economics

First Row Experts

Alexandr Lomakin
Deputy Head of the Moscow City Construction Department
Leonid Kievsky
Leading Research Scientist, SPC "Development of the City"
Alexei Shaposhnikov
Chairman of the Moscow City Duma
Anatoly Konstantinov
CEO, Moscow Housing Renovation Foundation
Nadezhda Kosareva
President, Institute for Urban Economics
Alexandr Kozlov
Chairman, Public Headquarters for Monitoring the Implementation of the Renovation Program