July 18   Haussmann   10:00 - 11:00   |   Enviroment

Grand Paris - Big Moscow. The Outcomes of the Urban Development Megaprojects

Monocentricity and over population within the exiting boundaries are the key problems of modern megalopolises. Megaprojects are aimed at providing a solution to these problems, stimulate economic development, give impetus to urban redesign and refine the structure of the city. These projects constitute invaluable experience in urban design that needs to be carefully examined. A dialogue between «Grand Paris» and «Big Moscow» is especially critical. Despite differences in management structure, territorial organisation and pace of development, these projects attempt to solve similar problems, as they plan to increase the amount of habitable spaces, expand transport networks and improve the city’s environment. 

  • What are the outcomes of the Grand Paris and the Big Moscow projects? 
  • How can Grand Paris and Big Moscow  be used to exchange experience?
  • What is the role of private business in the development of the new territories? 


Ilya Doronov
Managing Director, RBC TV Channel


Vladimir Zhidkin
Head of the Department for the Development of New Territories
Maurice Leroy
Vice President, National Assembly of France
Etienne Guyot
General Director of the Paris-Ile-de-France Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Emmanuel Forest
Senior Vice-President of Institutional and European Affairs, Bouygues SA
Nail Sayfullin
Director for Development, JSC "Mosinzhproekt"
Sergei Kachura
CEO, "A101"
Anna Kurbatova
Vice-President, Institute of Urban and System Design
Kirill Rodin
Head, Department for work with public authorities, WCIOM

First Row Experts

Irina Ilina
Director of the Institute of Regional Studies and Urban Planning, HSE
Yuly Borisov
Co-Founder, UNK project
Denis Kolokolnikov
Chairman of the Board of Directors, group of companies RRG
Alexei Raskhodchikov
Deputy Director for External Communications, JSC "Mosinzhproekt"