July 18   Niemeyer   15:45 - 16:45   |   Wellbeing

Housing for People - Development of Cities

Russia's 17 largest agglomerations form 38% of GDP. Over 50% of the country's multi-apartment housing is being built is these agglomerations where concentrations of skilled workers, attracted by high standards of living, are to be found. One of the main challenges to the development of the housing sector is housing stock that doesn't meet the current requirements of the population. Most of the housing stock (over 60%) was built during the Soviet era. According to various estimates, between 2018 and 2024 550–600 million square meters of new housing will be built, half of which will be in cities and agglomerations.

  • What kind of housing should this be?
  • What kind of housing is in demand today and what is important to buyers?
  • How can land be used effectively in constructing more housing?
  • How, without slowing down, do we continue to develop urban areas and use the legacy of the 2018 World Cup?
  • How should cities develop in order to attract a skilled population?


Alexandr Plutnik


Igor Shuvalov
Vnesheconombank Chairman
Vladimir Yakushev
Ministry of Construction, Housing and Utilities of the Russian Federation
Claudio Acioly
Chief of Training and Capacity Development, UN-Habitat
Giovanna Carnevali
Director, Architecture Competition Department, Strelka KB
Alexandr Mamut
Shareholder, Rambler & Co
Alexei Muratov
Partner, Strelka KB
Vitaly Mutko
Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
Tatiana Polidi
Executive Director, Institute of Urban Economics