July 17   Wren   14:00 - 15:00   |   Stability, Enviroment

Climate Action in Megacities. From Technogenic Landscape to Sustainable Environment

More and more cities are experiencing the effects of climate change; most evidently, heat waves that hit them every summer. Basic and most effective response to climate change is time-tested: landscaping, planting of the greenery, developing of water infrastructure. Moscow has always been a green city, however the latest projects for the development of parks, replanting trees in the central streets and new plans to revitalize the Moscow riverfront bring the landscaping efforts to the new level. Besides landscaping, Moscow is actively accumulating the best practices in urban planning and up-and-coming technological solutions that help reduce the negative effects of climate change. 

  • How are the landscaping programs and climate action carried out in Moscow and other big cities? 
  • What are the foundational principles that should shape the city’s green frame? 
  • What instruments do we need to adjust the urban microclimate?  


Ekaterina Goldberg
Partner, Orchestra Design


Yuri Grigoryan
Head, Project Meganom
Mary Margaret Jones
Senior Principal and President, Hargreaves Associates
Federico Cugurullo
Assistant Professor, Trinity College, Dublin
Alexey Reteyum
Director, Botanical Garden "Aptekarsky Garden", MSU
Oleg Shapiro
Partner, Wowhaus Architectural Bureau
Natalia Fishman
Assistant to the President of the Republic of Tatarstan