March 12, 2018
MIPIM to include a presentation of the Moscow Urban Forum 2018

The 29th International Investment Exhibition MIPIM 2018 will take place in Cannes in the Palace of Festivals from 13 to 16 March. The business programme will include a presentation of the Moscow Urban Forum 2018 ‘Megacity of the Future. New Space for Living’ on 14 March at 15:00 at the Moscow Government stand (Croisette 11).

An hour-long session will be devoted to the reasons behind the rapid changes in the life of megacities – social and economic transformations, the introduction of new technological solutions, and citizens’ own changing expectations of an urban space. Moscow is a wonderful example of a megacity that has completed a large-scale transformation of its urban space to extremely tight deadlines. A number of big projects have been implemented – street improvements, launch of new types of transport, parking regulation. New world-class public spaces have also been created, and a large-scale housing renovation programme has been launched.

“We cannot say precisely what the city will be like in 20, 50, 100 years,” says Denis Boykov, CEO of the Moscow Urban Forum. “But the trend is obvious – in the post-industrial world, where the quality of human capital plays the main role, urban space will move towards caring for human well-being and development. Hence the importance of social infrastructure, a healthy lifestyle, and new use models for housing and transport services.”

What has been the ideology behind city development strategies in recent years? How does Moscow look in this light? What factors should we prioritise in city development for the next 5–10 years? How do architects and developers see the city of the future? These are just some of the issues which will be discussed by Russian and international experts at MIPIM.

Participants will include: Sergey Kuznetsov, Chief Architect of Moscow; Nadezhda Karavanova, Deputy Head of the Department of Urban Planning Policy of the City of Moscow; Sergey Ryabokobylko, CEO of Cushman & Wakefield; Pavel Trekhleb, Director of Zaryadye Park, and others. Moderator – Denis Boykov, CEO of the Moscow Urban Forum.