On 6–12 July, in VDNH Pavilion 75, the Moscow Urban Forum will be held to address issues in the development of global megacities. Participants and members of the media can register on the website through 29 June.
For the first time in its 7-year history, Moscow Urban Forum 2017 will be held in VDNH Pavilion 75. Thanks to this change of venue, the exposition tripled its size up to 15,000 sq. m. An unprecedented number of visitors is planned for the event: 40 countries, 400 speakers, 15,000 participants of the business programme, around 30,000 visitors, and over 20 external venues in the city. The Forum combines several formats in its schedule: a business programme, large-scale developer exhibition, Experimental Labs and an urban festival. DENIS BOYKOV, Moscow Urban Forum CEO, offers more information about the events taking place at VDNH on 6-12 July.
"For two days of the Forum, 6-7 July, Russian and international experts, sociologists, economists, and government officials will be discussing the best urban solutions and most effective management models for the world's largest cities, as well as outlining approaches to strategic planning and management for the Moscow agglomeration. Moscow Urban Forum 2017 — Agglomeration Epoch. The New World Map — is dedicated to global trends in agglomeration development and their challenges.
The MUF Expo Exhibition on 6-12 July features contributions from six dedicated complexes and departments of the Moscow Government. The Urban Development and Construction Policy complex at the Moscow: Development Territory stand will introduce Moscow residents to urban development programmes in transport infrastructure, including metro expansion to parks and public spaces (using the Zaryadie and Dream Island parks as examples), the sports venues being prepared for FIFA World Cup 2018, a virtual tour around New Moscow and spectacular miniature models of the crucial Moscow International Medical Cluster, Salarievo Transfer Hub and Luzhniki Stadium projects. At the Moscow Transport stand, Moscow residents can admire a 3D multimedia presentation of the agglomeration effects of the MCC's launch and its integration with Moscow's public transport system. The Department of Natural Resource Management and Environmental Protection will host the Green Office booth to present all the opportunities for resource conservation in the workplace. The tourism potential of Moscow can be estimated at the Events in Moscow booth, hosted by the Moscow Tourism and Sports Department. A VR-cinema theatre will also open its doors for guests, allowing them to dive into the thrilling world of virtual reality, including the world of the present and future of modern megacities. The exhibition will also feature the Moscow Residential Construction Renovation booth and a show room with apartment miniatures of actual decorated apartment interiors".