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Age of agglomerations.
Rethinking the world map

July 6-12, Moscow
VDNH Exhibition Centre, Pavilion No. 75

Moscow government

with support of
the Government
of Moscow

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Города в эпоху технологической революции

10:00-11:30
ANSWERS TO CHALLENGES OF FAST-GROWING MEGACITIES. CAPACITIES OF TECHNOLOGIES

Shukhov hall (plenary session)

Megacities are changing and facing new problems and challenges: territorial expansion of the city, growth of dynamics of social and economic processes, increase of environmental risks and risks connected with safety. Where can a rapid-growing megacity find answers to new questions of its development? Technological revolution which changes all spheres of human life offers its solutions. In many cases, these solutions penetrate everyday life by themselves, fully changing established practices and relations. Such a process is observed by us in the sphere of transport and urban planning. Technologies challenge traditional issues and open new prospects and possibilities. Technologies of clear and renewable power engineering determine sustainable future.

Are modern megacities ready for new technological revolution? Which technological solutions are being used by the cities already? Which spheres of city life will change in the nearest future and how the municipal government has to get ready for this?

12:00-12:45
A CITY OF ROBOTS. AUTOMATION FOR A COMFORTABLE LIFE.

Melnikov hall (panel discussion)

The market for service and communication automation between the city and citizens is growing rapidly. Daily processes like how we drive, shop and park our cars are regulated by properly configured artificial intelligence algorithms. Urban robots monitor our safety, increase both information and physical capabilities making the city more accessible. What kind of tasks can they cope with and what are the ambitions for the development of this trend? What kind of robots does the city really need and whose jobs will they take first?

CITY BRANDING. DIGITAL ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS

Shchusev hall (panel discussion)

Modern megacities compete with each other in many spheres, creating own global brands in the international arena. City brand is a complex phenomenon composed of multiple elements, such as presentation of remarkable places, positioning in the business society, touristic offers, cultural images, and many others. Possessing such important assets facilitate solving the current tasks of cities' development. In this case, city perception generating in the digital environment plays an increasingly large role.

What does the brand of a city and its districts consist of? How can the city create its international name and what kind of tool can it be? What are the best city brand management practices? How do new technological requirements change the brand management tactics?

MEGACITY OF ACTION. VISIBLE AND INVISIBLE URBAN COMMUNITIES

Leonidov hall (round-table discussion)

Those who strive to improve the urban environment are traditionally found in the center of discussions on urban communities. But cities do not consist of only such communities. Other, often poorly studied groups play a huge role, such as migrants, virtual communities and creative subcultures. Social media and mobile technologies provide new content regarding these urban communities and enable us to study of their evolution and to work with them.

What societies in modern cities are the most active? What technological platforms and communication solutions do they use? What consequences for urban life can be witnessed already, and what forecasts can be made regarding the future due to the explosive growth of variety and number of urban communities?

RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS BY MOSCOW URBAN FORUM

Bazhenov hall (presentation)

Traditionally, in preparation for Moscow Urban Forum, several research projects are conducted in conjunction with problematics of Moscow as well as with a wider agenda of rapid-growing megacities. Authors of research will present their groundwork, and member of the international expert panel will express their opinion on research.

DATA MEDICINE. HOW DOES URBAN HEALTH CHANGE IN THE ERA OF TECHNOLOGY?

Shekhtel hall (workshop)

Technology advances has revolutionised medicine and healthcare. It is equally true for both medicine and pharmacology and for patient care services as well as preventive care.

What kind of technologies are adopted by urban healthcare systems? What can we use new technologies for? How do new capacities for data collection and analysis enable us to improve quality of services, treatment, and preventive care?

MEGACITY AS AN ECOSYSTEM. HOW TO KEEP AN ECOLOGICAL BALANCE?

Kazakov hall (brainstorming)

The main objective of the round table is to show global commitment of large cities, including Moscow, to sustainable development in accordance with the Sustainable Development Goals.

Effective examples of introducing new technologies to solve environmental problems in large cities will be discussed at the round table. Experts will evaluate implementation effectiveness and identify problems related to creating high-quality environment in different regions of the world, emerging tendencies and perspectives for more environmentally-friendly urban development. The best global practices will be presented as part of the session.

12:00-17:15
"OPEN MOSCOW". BRIEFING OF THE GOVERNMENT OF MOSCOW

Tatlin hall (briefing area)

During the entire day, members of Moscow Government will give presentations and reports on their field and answer the questions of experts, journalists and forum participants. This is a unique possibility to put your question to decision-makers and to hear the answer from the first hand.

12:00-13:00
12:00-16:30
13:15-14:00
CUTTING-EDGE ARCHITECTURAL SOLUTIONS. EXPERIENCE OF FAST-GROWING MEGACITIES.

Melnikov hall (panel discussion)

Solutions for urban planning tasks of modern megacities require the use of the newest construction technologies being on the cutting edge of engineering idea. Without the development and application of new building constructions, equipment, materials, and methods of control it is impossible to accelerate growth rates, increase the quality, and decrease the expenses.

What are the latest engineering developments for construction engineering? What tasks may be solved by new technologies in the field of building construction? What companies are on the cutting edge of construction engineering?

INTEGRATED BUILDING PLANT V. 3.0. NEW LIFE OF MODULAR CONSTRUCTION

Shchusev hall (panel discussion)

Urbanization and expansion of cities make the task of fast and cheap construction of residential and business districts extremely relevant. On international market of construction engineering solutions, first of all in Asia, there are products and technologies enabling to erect skyscrapers or to complete turn-key projects of the whole districts and cities within just a few months. A fashion for modular constriction covers developed cities as well, where high prices of real estate and land stimulate a decrease of construction costs.

What is a prefabricated construction? What successful projects and best practices exist in the sphere of fast and cheap construction engineering in Moscow and other rapid-growing megacities?

HOW DOES HYBRID TRADE CHANGE THE CITY LIFESTYLE?

Leonidov hall (round-table discussion)

During the rapid growth of e-commerce and trade platforms in the Internet, it seemed that they would completely replace the traditional trading formats and conventional shopping, leaving only certain niches to the latter. However, nowadays electronic and traditional formats create symbiotic relations and give rise to new, hybrid forms of trading. Traditional players create electronic platforms and make them their primary channel for attracting customers, while online platforms open offline offices and transfer additional functions to them.

Where will the border between the online and offline shopping move? What new formats appear at their intersection? How will urban trading centers and traditional shopping practices change?

THE FUTURE OF CITY TRANSPORT SYSTEMS

Bazhenov hall (presentation)

For the latest several years, a dramatic change in beliefs about the future of mobility within cities has taken place. Uber-revolution, personal routing technologies and city traffic management systems change drastically the methods of transportation in the city as well as allow managing city traffic more efficiently.

What consequences for urban mobility are megacities experiencing, and where may they lead to in the nearest future? How should city authorities and transportation companies respond to such changes? What mobility will the cities of nearest future have?

COVERAGE FROM THE FUTURE. ARCHITECTURE, MATERIALS AND CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES OF MODERN TIMES

Shekhtel hall (workshop)

Synthesis and application of new materials, digital analysis of urban environment and designing, as well as progress of construction technologies bring completely new possibilities for architecture. Things previously remaining as projects and scale models can now be implemented in a city now. Architects start to actively experiment with the form, organization and visual solutions of buildings, which creates new architectural projects and solutions.

How does the language of architecture change with elimination of significant limitations in its implementation? What new solutions will appear in the cities in the nearest future? Do the new technological possibilities create new aesthetics?

 

INTEGRAL APPROACH IN CITY SERVICES’ DEVELOPMENT

Kazakov hall (brainstorming)

Digital technologies that penetrate the system of city management fundamentally change the methods of interaction of city dwellers and the authorities. The city dwellers wish to receive services from the city in the same form and at the same service level as they have become accustomed to when interacting with private organisations, and in the same environments where they work and communicate on a daily basis. At the same time, the implementation of information technologies allows to remotely provide practically any kinds of state services and open new venues for involvement of citizens in the decision-making process for the matters of development of the urban environment.

What is the new standard of state services in Moscow? How can a uniform service be created in both online and offline environments? What must be the functions of such service; how can the feedback from citizens be received?

13:30-14:30
TECHNOLOGICAL REVOLUTION. AGENDA FOR CITY-MANAGEMENT

Shukhov hall (plenary session)

All cities are more or less exposed to influence of technological revolution. It creates both new opportunities and inevitable difficulties. On one hand, city budgets are replenished, with rapidly growing industries emerging within them, the flow-in of qualified professionals takes place. On the other hand, many cities have experienced price increase and negative consequences of gentrification. The unenviable fate awaits the cities being unable to adapt to technological revolution-related changes. What place does the technological revolution occupy in the Agenda for Mayors? Do they try to maximize benefits for the city? What measures do they deem necessary and efficient?

14:30-15:15
HOW DO TECHNOLOGIES CHANGE CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS?

Melnikov hall (panel discussion)

Cultural institutions in the digital era have faced the situation of fierce competition for attention and time of people; however, they also ended up in the conditions where new technologies allow implementing the most ambitious projects. All the players of cultural sector start to actively implement various technological solutions and change their traditional offers: movies are supplied with new effects and measurements; theaters enter the field of digital, gaming and augmented reality; theaters experiment with potentials of spatial organization of the hall and engagement of spectactors. The existence of important cultural facilities is becoming an important factor of the attractiveness of the city for tourists, primarily for young audience.

How do traditional cultural institutions change? Which new players appear in the cultural area? How can a city rely on new cultural formats as a driver of attractiveness for the tourists?

CITY SPACE AS A TECHNOLOGICAL PLATFORM

Shchusev hall (panel discussion)

Comfortable and attractive urban environment is a mandatory quality standard for all major rapid-growing cities of the globe. Almost all global megacities adopt and consistently pursue a policy of comprehensive urban land improvement. For the past several years, a surge of new solutions has taken place (e. g. , adaptive architecture technologies allow working with social areas in a different mode and intensity, while developing new materials allows implementing the most challenging design solutions). Social areas become an interactive and adaptive technological platform.

What urban land improvement technologies have the major cities of the world already taken on board? How do new technologies change traditional approaches to urban development and social area management?

 

THE EVOLUTION OF THE MEGACITY PLANNING MODEL. RUSSIAN AND INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE

Leonidov hall (round-table discussion)

The revision of Moscow’s general plan regarding the development of new territories and the rules of land, is expected to be completed in 2016. Once it is approved, it is near impossible to add changes to the final document, what somewhat concerning considering the quickly changing environment.

How relevant is such an approach to general planning? Isn’t it time to implement a more flexible system? What is the international experience in the field of megacity planning?

MOSCOW IN THE CONTEXT OF TRANSPORT SYSTEMS OF GLOBAL MEGACITIES

Bazhenov hall (presentation)

During the session, the Moscow State University will for the first time present its research called the "Megacity Transport Development Index" that assesses the development of the transportation system of Moscow as well as major global megacities including New York, Tokyo, Shanghai, Singapore, Istanbul and other cities. The transportation system will not only be assessed by the traffic rate but also by service quality, accessibility, safety, environmental impact and efficiency of the transportation system logistics. The capital's transportation system will also be assessed by foreign experts — representatives of TomTom and Inrix.

FOOD INDUSTRY AS AN IT BUSINESS. HOW NOT TO REMAIN UNNOTICED IN THE NEW MEDIA ENVIRONMENT?

Shekhtel hall (workshop)

Digital technologies are penetrating the entertainment sphere, including the catering industry, at a more and more rapid pace, increasing the competition between restaurants and offering new options to the visitors. The new recommendation services offer suggestions based on information on preferences and past activities; i.e., which of the closest establishments you would most likely enjoy, what table it is best to book, or what dish on the menu is worth trying. Technologies become a new characteristic feature of restaurants, allowing to diversify the cuisine and the time spent there. The work and service within the establishment also become more complicated; they are supplemented by new services of real-time accounting and analysis of guests' behavior.

How can restaurants and bars build their strategies with regard to the increasing role of media technologies? What are the brightest technical solutions that exist in the restaurant business? How is the work within the restaurant changed? How do recommendation services alter the restaurant market in cities?

 

WHAT DO TECHNOLOGIES CHANGE IN THE PROFESSION OF URBAN PLANNER?

Kazakov hall (brainstorming)

Technologies open completely new opportunities for urban planners. New solutions in data processing, digital simulation and smart systems allow switching from traditional approaches to flexible practices of planning and decision making, to working with 3D models and digital master plan development.

Which technologies are now becoming prominent in the area of urban planning? How do technologies change the essence of a planner's job? What solutions are already used by rapid-growing megacities?

15:45-16:30
DATA-BASED CITY MANAGEMENT

Melnikov hall (panel discussion)

Modern cities generate huge volumes of data. Among those are mobile provider information, twenty-four-hour video monitoring, infrastructure indicator information, etc. Forming of Internet of things in the cities and new information technologies allow to use this information for a deeper analysis of processes taking place in the city and decision-making on its development. Which data are used by city authorities now, and which are not? What can new types of data tell on opportunities and problems of the city? What successful methods and practices for decision-making on the development of the city based on analysis of huge volumes of data do exist?

FUNCTIONS OF LIGHT. HOW CAN LIGHTING CHANGE THE LIFE OF A CITY?

Shchusev hall (panel discussion)

Modern megacities are flooded with light, illuminations during city parties become an independent event with local lighting of specific buildings being a landmark. At the same time, lighting influences many other areas of life starting with street and road safety, and ending with performance and health condition of the citizens. Modern lighting and light design technologies have been perceived lately as a specific and important trend in architecture and urban environment.

How can lighting facilitate development of comfortable urban environment? What are the risks and solutions for the problem of light contamination in the cities? What are the examples of light design solutions for city image changing and tourism encouraging?

MOSCOW TECHNOLOGY PARKS. NEW CENTRES OF URBAN DYNAMICS.

Leonidov hall (round-table discussion)

Technoparks and innovation clusters are one of the Moscow urban trends of the last decade. Adopting the experience of European and Asian megacities, Moscow, that is supported by state and private investors, is actively developing technoparks as new centres of urban dynamics. How do technoparks change the urban environment of districts? How are they useful for the surrounding context? 

WHAT CITY TRENDS SHOULD A TECHNOLOGICAL ENTREPRENEUR OBSERVE?

Bazhenov hall (presentation)

The problems a city faces and new needs of city residents create a favourable environment for entrepreneurs. The dynamically developing community of urban entrepreneurs offers its ideas to cities and their residents; some of them are completely local, while other could become a basis for multi-billion international corporations within a few years.

In what areas do new urban start-ups appear these days? What sectors and areas will undergo a boom within the next few years? How can one find an idea for an urban start-up? What challenges are there when launching a project, and how can they be solved in conditions of a megacity? How can an urban entrepreneur adjust to the economics and dynamics of a rapidly growing city?

SUSTAINABILITY COMPONENTS. WHAT KIND OF "CLEAN" TECHNOLOGIES ARE ALREADY EMPLOYED IN MEGACITIES?

Shekhtel hall (workshop)

Growing ecology and climate risks have led to exponential development of "clean" technologies in all areas of social life. Large cities which suffer the most from environmental problems and bear the main risks, were first to take on board these technologies and make yearly investments in new solutions and their adoption into practice.

Which up-to-date technologies and solutions exist in the area of "clean" urban infrastructure? What cities are the closest to the ideal on zero ecological impact? What is to be changed in the existing urban infrastructure and management in order to implement such best practices?

NEW MEDIA AND THE CITY. HOW TO ACT IN A NEW ENVIRONMENT?

Kazakov hall (brainstorming)

In this era of technological revolution, the city and the media

are integral parts of each other. The launch of new information services about the city, large communities on the social networks, gamification of everyday life, all challenge traditional media, changing not only the market, but the perception of everyday life as well. How do new media projects look like and how do they influence the interaction of a person with other people and the urban space? What is their development path?

16:45-17:30
17:00-18:00
HOW DO YOU MAKE A TECHNOLOGICAL MECCA OUT OF A CITY?

Shukhov hall (plenary session)

The technological sector currently has the highest profit margin. It is not surprising, then, that the leading cities of the world make every possible effort to develop and attract as many technological entrepreneurs and companies as possible. Such operations are multifaceted: from financial and fiscal support to provision of the respective infrastructure and even environment solutions that would make a city attractive to technological companies.

What requirements does an innovative and technological business impose on a city? How can a city become a global center of competencies and a capital of technological businesses? How can workplaces be created in the technological sector?

17:00-17:45
THE BURDEN OF THE PAST OR DRIVER OF THE DEVELOPMENT? WORLD PRACTICES OF WORKING WITH THE CITY HERITAGE

Melnikov hall (panel discussion)

Session based on materials of UNESCO international research on the role of culture in development of cities

TAKE AND SHARE. DOES A CITY NEED THE SHARING ECONOMY STRATEGY?

Shchusev hall (panel discussion)

Emergence and development of sharing economy change the whole industries and have a significant impact on processes that take place in the society. Cities as the key economic centers were the first to see the consequences of this impact, such as a change in the urban mobility paradigm, transformation of certain industries as well as modification of the economic role and social dynamics of urban communities.

What other spheres of citizens' lives will the sharing economy change? What is its potential for city development and improvement of citizens' living standards, and what risks does it include? What measures and decisions should city authorities take in this respect?

ISOCARP. DEVELOPMENT OF THE PECHATNIKI DISTRICT. ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE SCHOOL FOR CITY PLANNERS

Leonidov hall (round-table discussion)

A project of a training course for the Young Planning Professionals Workshop in June 2016 in Moscow will be presented as part of the session. As an object for planning, the workshop participants will be offered the Pechatniki District. Results of the work will be presented at the Moscow Urban Forum.

The Young Planning Professionals National Workshop (YPPN) is an educational project held in Russia since 2012 under the auspices of the International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP), aimed at spreading knowledge in the field of urban planning and implementing the best practices of solving the problems of modern cities. In 2014, the Workshop acquired an international character for the first time – it had 12 Russian and 12 foreign participants from 11 countries. In 2016, an opportunity to participate in the Workshop will be also provided to young foreign planning professionals, enabling a combination of approaches to planning by different planning workshops.

 

THE INTERNET OF THINGS IN THE CITY. HOUSE-BLOCK-MEGACITY

Bazhenov hall (presentation)

Number of devices connected to the networks and all together forming the Internet of things delivering previously unavailable data on processes taking place in the city, as well as forming stand-alone machine systems grows rapidly in megacities. This trend changes drastically the approaches to urban management, as well as the whole economic areas, such as energy supply, transportation, trade, construction, etc.

Will the systems based on the Internet of things be able to solve the problems that could not be solved by the "smart city" technologies? What international corporation products for cities based on these technologies are available, and what tasks can they solve? What will change when the "Internet of All" will be formed in a megacity? 

URBAN SECURITY. ANSWERS TO THE GREATEST CHALLENGES

Shekhtel hall (workshop)

Security in megacities again becomes the main issue of heated debates and loud discussions. Terrorist threats, anthropogenic risks, social tensions and high life dynamics in global cities raise new questions related to safety of human lives and preservation of their properties without an answer to which it is not possible to make decisions in any other sphere. But even now, modern megacities are imbued with security systems, video monitoring and safety regulations which are not sufficient as the experience of the last years shows. What are the main threats of the modern city? How and in which way can we respond to these threats? Which solutions failed and which ones do we have to reject? What answers do new technologies offer and don't they invade people's privacy for the sake of safe cities? 

CITY MEDIA IN THE ERA OF IT-REVOLUTION. BEST PROJECTS OF RUSSIAN REGIONS

Kazakov hall (brainstorming)

In the digital age, the city and media can no longer be separated. The occurrence of new information services in the city, large communities in social networks, gamification of the day-to-day life challenge the traditional media while modifying not only the market but also the perception of the city. What are the new media projects, and how do they influence human interaction with the urban environment? What is their development trajectory? What are the possible strategies for large media corporations in the new media world?

Города и мегапроекты. Города как мегапроекты

Moscow Urban Forum 2016

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10:00-11:30
CITY MEGA PROJECTS. PRO ET CONTRA

Shukhov hall (plenary session)

Mega projects can be equally considered as a driver for local urban development, a factor of economic growth, and an impetus to development of new technologies. Mega projects mean thousands of jobs, billions of investments, ambitious goals and super benefit. On the other hand, mega projects mean super risks, unwarranted payback, lack of sufficient transparency, and a complex scheme of implementation control.

What are the advantages and risks of mega projects? What is the global and Russian experience in effective and ineffective mega projects? How can cities use mega projects to produce the most positive effect? How should management of mega project heritage be structured?

12:00-16:30
12:00-12:45
REALIZATION OF LARGE-SCALE INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS. HOW TO ATTRACT LONG-TERM MONEY?

Melnikov hall (panel discussion)

In Russia, now numerous large-scale projects are being implemented in various areas, from transport infrastructure and creation of innovation clusters up to large sporting events. Such projects require significant resources, including financial ones. Current macroeconomic conjuncture limits availability of borrowed funds sharply which increases the risks of such projects.

How can we attract investments for large infrastructure projects under current conditions? What are the alternative sources of financing if financial markets are unavailable? What are successful mechanisms and examples of investment attraction in foreign markets?

MOSCOW RING RAILWAY. RENOVATION ROADMAP OF THE INDUSTRIAL RING OF MOSCOW

Shchusev hall (panel discussion)

Moscow Ring Railway is a unique case of the legacy of the past application for the road of the future construction Moscow Ring Railway has been around for more than 100 years, in which time the purpose of the railway changed twice, from the passenger transport to the cargo one and back to the passenger transport. Now, the project is being rethought, a modern route will be built in the city, it is intended not only to significantly improve the transport situation in the city, but also to give a new boost to the development of formerly remote territories and industrial areas.

What are the key parameters of the project? How will Moscow Ring Railway be linked to the existing transport system? What effects will it create for citizens and for city development?

ZARYADYE. TECHNOLOGY PARK IN THE COUNTRY'S HEART

Leonidov hall (round-table discussion)

The Zaryadye Park is among the most vivid Moscow projects of re-development and improvement. There are plans to create four different landscape areas within the park. The project was co-developed by leading architect firms of the world, but the award went to Diller Scorfidio + Renfro, which had been implementing High Line in New York. The park will be created with state-of-the-art technologies in sustainable development and creation of public space. Zaryadye should become a new, full-fledged attraction center in the city for its residents and tourists.

What are the technological solutions used to create the park? What techniques will be applied to make sure it is attractive to residents the year round? What are the key emphases and unique features of the project?

THE MOSCOW TATE. HOW WILL HPS-2 BE TRANSFORMED INTO A MAJOR MODERN ART MUSEUM?

Bazhenov hall (presentation)

HPS-2 is one of the oldest hydroelectric power stations in Moscow, located in a historic building of great value in the very centre of the city. Today it is being transformed into a new space for a modern art museum.

What principles do the architects and curators apply to the HPS-2 project? How to balance heritage and innovation in such initiatives? What are the main factors and risks in this kind of transformation?

MOSCOW DEVELOPMENT. WHAT DO KEY PLAYERS EXPECT FROM THE CITY

Shekhtel hall (workshop)

The Moscow real estate industry has been booming during these recent years, millions of square meters of housing have been built, and new large-scaled projects have been launched. But 2014 saw economic changes followed by significant difficulties both in funding and in demand. Today developers and investors more than ever need to understand development prospects for one or another site as well as a wider context of the Moscow development to make decisions on launching new projects.

What determines the success of today's real estate projects? What role has urban policy played in the most successful completed projects? What do developers expect from the city and, vice versa — the city from the developers?

MOSCOW DEVELOPMENT. WHAT DO KEY PLAYERS EXPECT FROM THE CITY

Shekhtel hall (workshop)

The Moscow real estate industry has been booming during these recent years, millions of square meters of housing have been built, and new large-scaled projects have been launched. But 2014 saw economic changes followed by significant difficulties both in funding and in demand. Today developers and investors more than ever need to understand development prospects for one or another site as well as a wider context of the Moscow development to make decisions on launching new projects.

What determines the success of today's real estate projects? What role has urban policy played in the most successful completed projects? What do developers expect from the city and, vice versa — the city from the developers?

ARCHITECTURAL POLICY. IS IT TIME FOR INSTITUTIONALIZATION?

Kazakov hall (brainstorming)

High-quality architecture is the key factor for formation of the attractive urban environment and, as a result, a prerequisite for human prosperity.

The Strelka CB research has showed that high-quality architecture implies certain procedures from setting strategic goals for spacious development of the city up to assessment of buildings erected.

How does regulation of architectural activities in Moscow comply with the best international practices? What can be referred to achievements of the Russian Capital, and what requires further improvement? What can we do for the architecture of Moscow to become increasingly better?

13:15-14:15
URBAN MEGA PROJECTS AND THE RUSSIAN CITIES

Shukhov hall (plenary session)

There are a number of organizations in the world that initiate and conduct major events, i.e., the International Olympic Committee, FIFA, EXPO, etc. Countries and cities considering a possibility to become a venue for such events perceive these megaevents as an opportunity to improve their status on the international arena, attract new touristic and financial flows, and enhance environmental and living standards.

How are candidate cities selected? What are the criteria for candidate selection? What mega projects give the greatest impetus to the development of the urban environment? What opportunities do operators organizing megaevents offer?

13:15-14:00
GLOBAL TRAFFIC SHOW. CAN THE MOSCOW EVENTS ATTRACT TOURISTS?

Melnikov hall (panel discussion)

Tourism represents one of the Top 5 most profitable export-oriented sectors in the world. Along with a huge commercial potential, tourism helps cities to develop new types of activities that improve the quality of their environments. As the Russian Capital and a major European city, Moscow has always been an attraction for tourists. However, it has been difficult so far to compare it even with relatively smaller European cities in terms of development of the tourist sector. Over the past years, Moscow has undergone a significant transformation and become a decidedly friendlier city. Also, the city's appeal for foreign tourists has improved with the devaluation of the ruble as well.

What are the dynamics of Moscow as a tourist center? What should the city focus on? What are the major selling points of Moscow for domestic and overseas tourists?

THE ADVANTAGES OF SCALE. IS THE ASIAN MODEL OF A HUNDRED-MILLION METROPOLITAN CITY SUSTAINABLE?

Shchusev hall (panel discussion)

Megacities uniting several cities and even provinces have become a new Chinese city-planning phenomenon. Megacities in Yangtze River Delta and Pearl River Delta, and Beijing Megacity gradually form a network of high-speed railways, bridgesand highways, creating macro agglomerations with an area of more than 50 thousand sq.km and population of 80 mln people. Megacities create mega challenges for economy, environment, transport system, municipal and city management systems.

What are the considerations by which designers of Chinese megacities are guided? What benefits emerge in the cities of such scale? How is management structured? What are the main risks?

UNIVERSIADE - 2019 IN KRASNOYARSK. HOW TO USE A MEGA EVENT TO GLOBALIZE A CITY?

Leonidov hall (round-table discussion)

Russian cities host global sports events increasingly more often. The Summer Universiade in Kazan, Sochi Olympics, the forthcoming 2018 World Cup, the Winter Universiade in Krasnoyarsk in 2019. Universiade - 2019 has potential to become a powerful driver for the development of infrastructure and the quality of environment in Krasnoyarsk.

What practices will be especially useful during preparations for the Krasnoyarsk Universiade? What are its complexities and challenges? How will the Universiade promote international positioning of Krasnoyarsk? How can this sports event become a tool for positioning Russian cities as promising venues for other mega-projects in the future?

GREATER PARIS. LESSONS FOR BIG MOSCOW

Shekhtel hall (workshop)

January 1, 2016 integration of the French capital and 130 neighboring communes into the single structure "The Greater Paris" was officially completed. Main tasks of this initiative center around economic and social areas, i.e., to achieve uniform socioeconomic development eliminating the existing natural borders of Paris and forming the transport system on the whole territory.

How effective is the strategy of the Greater Paris? What are its challenges? How are infrastructure (transport) issues solved? What are the lessons of this project for other countries and cities?

13:15-15:15
SOCIAL AND CULTURAL PROJECTS AS POINTS OF ATTRACTION

Bazhenov hall (presentation)

City development is not limited by large projects. The majority of city transformations is clearly related to relatively restricted projects in the spheres of urban improvement, development, opening new cultural, scientific and shopping centers. As part of special track, representatives and initiators of the most interesting urban projects will share their experience.

14:30-15:15
MY STREET. MEGA PROJECT FOR THE PEDESTRIAN

Melnikov hall (panel discussion)

Moscow is again in the grips of a beautification campaig. This time, the events within the «My Street» program have been particularly sweeping. A complete reconstruction of 50 streets, with a total length of 54 km, is planned by September. The program’s cost in 2016 will be 23 billion rubles.

Such a large scale creates certain inconveniences. Throughout the summer, many Moscow districts will be full of construction work noise and dust, pedestrians will maneuver between obstacles on the dug-up streets, and traffic jams will be common due to the accumulation of machinery and temporary street narrowing. What is all this discomfort for? What will the Moscow residents get by autumn? How will the capital city be transformed? Are all these transformation worth today’s inconveniences? These and other questions will be discussed at the session devoted to the biggest beautification project in the history of the city.

2018 FIFA WORLD CUP. HOW WILL RUSSIAN CITIES CHANGE?

Shchusev hall (panel discussion)

In 2018, Russia will be hosting the FIFA World Cup. The event will take place in 11 major Russian cities. Hundreds of billions of rubles will be invested into creating sports, tourist, and transport infrastructure. The World Cup will become Russia's first event during which a lot of foreign tourists will visit its different cities. 
What are the most interesting solutions and projects offered during the preparation for the World Cup? Which cities hosting the 2018 World Cup use the opening opportunities for modernization? Will Russian cities be able to use the World Cup instruments effectively and raise their appeal for tourists? 

 

ZIL. LESSONS OF RE-DEVELOPMENT OF THE COUNTRY'S LARGEST INDUSTRIAL ZONE

Leonidov hall (round-table discussion)

The territory of ZIL plant has an unprecedented scale — 300 hectares — and a rich industrial past. After a contest was announced in 2011 for the drafting of a master plan of the territory, city authorities and business combined their efforts to achieve impressive results. The zone is actively developing and construction is underway in conditions comfortable for investors and in accordance with the master plan. The territory develops as a full-fledged independent city center.

What are the key factors of successful project implementation? How will the project evolve in the future? What foreign counterparts is it comparable to?

INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CLUSTER. HOW TO INTRODUCE MOSCOW TO THE GLOBAL HEALTHCARE MARKET?

Shekhtel hall (workshop)

Currently, Moscow is implementing a project for the creation of the International Medical Cluster (IMC). The Cluster is intended to provide the Russian population with access to medical services of international standards, promote the popularization of best medical practices throughout the country, become an elite training center for qualified personnel for Russia, represent Russia internationally in the long term. When the Cluster reaches its full capacity, it is expected to operate up to 15 new clinics with a total area of up to 450,000 sq.m. providing services to up to 380,000 patients a year. Construction of stage one sites has already started.

The session will present the overall concept of the Cluster, describe stage one and two construction sites, and include a question and answer session for those present. 

15:45-16:30
MOSCOW TRANSPORT HUBS. HOW TO ATTRACT THE INVESTOR?

Melnikov hall (panel discussion)

A network of transfer hubs (NTH) is intended to redistribute passenger traffic and optimize transportation by bringing together into one hub several modes of transport, parking areas and other infrastructure facilities of a megacity. Moscow has just started implementing the NTH development program by engaging international expert groups in partnerships and pooling investors. This session is focused on the practice of NTH creation in Moscow and other megacities worldwide.

What is the concept of Moscow NTH? How does it correlate with international practices? What opportunities do new NTHs create for investors? What investors can be most interesting in these?

MEGACITY-WIDE PERSONAL CUSTOMER SERVICE. HOW IS THE MOSCOW TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM CHANGING

Shchusev hall (panel discussion)

The key to transportation problems of any a major megacity is to get citizens to use public transport more frequently. To accomplish this, we can use tariff reduction and proscriptive measures but only greater comfort in public transport can really encourage citizens to abandon their cars.

New transportation hubs and the Moscow Ring Rail Line (MRRL), that is to be launched in September 2016, can extend the appeal of public transport. What services are offered to the passengers? How is comfortable transportation provided? Which practices of customer-focused services that has proven efficient should we adopt and apply in the MRRL?

INNOPOLIS. HOW TO CREATE A NEW TECHNOLOGICAL HUB ON THE RUSSIAN MAP?

Leonidov hall (round-table discussion)

Innopolis represents a unique example of a new innovation cluster created outside large cities. The project's designers set an ambitious task to create a new city attractive for investors, residents and technically talented and professional people of the country and the Republic of Tatarstan.

What are the factors of Innopolis success? How is the city management system organized? What is the role of education? Which role do environmental factors play? How is the Innopolis Special Economic Zone functioning? What recommendations may be obtained from the Innopolis practice to develop science cities and mono-cities in Russia? Can the Innopolis model help plot a new vector for science cities?

SOCHI-LONDON-BARCELONA BEST PRACTICES OF THE OLYMPIC HERITAGE MANAGEMENT

Bazhenov hall (presentation)

The Winter Olympics in Sochi became a project that set a number of new records. These include large investments, a huge number of medals won by Russia, and an unprecedented space solution that involves developing both the waterfront area and the mountain cluster.

After the Olympic Games are completed, the most important question to answer is how to manage the Olympic heritage, how to use and reconstruct the created infrastructure to develop cities and areas. Representatives of Sochi, London and Barcelona — the cities that hosted the most impressive Olympic Games of the last decades — will discuss the major success factors and experiences of the Olympic heritage management.

THE BILBAO EFFECT. HOW CULTURE CAN RESTART A CITY

Shekhtel hall (workshop)

The Bilbao Effect is a phenomenon of contemporary urban planning when investments into art exceed expectations. Prompt transformation of a provincial port city in industrial decline into a prosperous financial and tourist center due to a comprehensive transformation of territories with emphasis on vivid and expressive architectural forms, a functional and environmentally friendly transport system has become generic. The experience of Bilbao is explored by architects and urban planners globally. Turning over a new leaf in the history of Bilbao, the Guggenheim Museum has become not only a symbol of the city but also a synonym to the Bilbao Effect.

This experience is interesting in terms of positioning museums and objects of art as urban planning points on a megacity's map and possibilities of a comprehensive plan of a radical development of the city. What experience may be applied in other cities? Are there any special conditions for achieving the Bilbao Effect?

16:45-17:30
17:00-17:45
17:00-18:00
WHAT DO ARCHITECTS DREAM ABOUT TODAY?

Shukhov hall (plenary session)

Fantastic architectural megaprojects are not only dreams, they are an architectural development method. That is how for the last 300 years architects have been diagnosing existing problems, theoretically describing appropriate technologies, inventing forms for life in non-existent societies, dreaming and provoking. But over the past few decades, architects have lost their status of the main visionaries despite unprecedented expansion of borders of their profession. Architects continue to draw walking cities, underwater megacities and orbital megastructures, but the progress has slowed down just where it had been expected the most: even the nearest space is domesticated too slowly, and kilometre-high skyscrapers do not make the expected impression any more. Many areas of knowledge and technology "pivot" to urban space, which even yesterday was associated entirely with architects and urbanists. Their position is taken by optimistic programmers, bioengineers, and marketing specialists: various technologies become new drivers of change in the cities that carry threats never yet seen or solve ordinary problems in a new way. Is it high time for architects to review their position in designing the future?

Moscow Urban Forum 2016

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The Urban Conference "Cities and Territories Tomorrow: Tools for Positive Change"

Speakers

Marat  Husnullin
Marat Husnullin

Russia

Appointed Deputy Mayor for Urban Development and Construction

Emani  Kumar
Emani Kumar

India

Deputy Secretary General at ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability

Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez
Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez

USA

Senior Director for the Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience Global Practice, Urban, Rural & Social Development, World Bank

Enrico  Fontanari
Enrico Fontanari

Italy

Professor of Urban and Landscape Design and Planning at the University IUAV of Venice

Hugo  Priemus
Hugo Priemus

Nietherlands

Dean Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, TU Delft

Dietmar  Offenhuber
Dietmar Offenhuber

USA

Assistant Professor at Northeastern University in the departments of Art + Design and Public Policy and urban affairs

Рик Штефенс
Рик Штефенс

США

Президент Международного Общества городских и региональных планировщиков (ISOCARP)

Кенго Кума
Кенго Кума

Япония

Японский архитектор, основатель Kengo Kuma & Associates

Пол Оуэнс
Пол Оуэнс

Великобритания

Управляющий директор BOP Consulting

Юсуке Хаяно
Юсуке Хаяно

Китай

Главный партнер архитектурного бюро MAD Architects

Энтони  Таунсенд
Энтони Таунсенд

США

Старший исследователь Центра транспортной политики и управления Нью-Йоркского университета

Чжу Пэй
Чжу Пэй

Китай

Основатель и директор Studio Pei-Zhu

Дмитрий	 Ликин
Дмитрий Ликин

Россия

Архитектор, главный художник, «Первый канал», партнер, бюро Wowhouse

Виталий Куренной
Виталий Куренной

Россия

Кандидат философских наук, заведующий отделением культурологии ВШЭ

Михаил Блинкин
Михаил Блинкин

Россия

Ординарный профессор Национального исследовательского университета «Высшая школа экономики», директор Института экономики транспорта и транспортной политики, профессор Высшей школы урбанистики им.А.Высоковского Национального исследовательского университета «Высшая школа экономики»

Иван Григорович
Иван Григорович

Россия

Начальник ФКУ «Дороги России» Федерального дорожного агентства

Владимир Сидорович
Владимир Сидорович

Россия

Генеральный директор, Институт энергоэффективных технологий в строительстве

Игорь Шувалов
Игорь Шувалов

Россия

Первый Заместитель Председателя Правительства Российской Федерации

Василий Белов
Василий Белов

Россия

Старший вице-президент по инновациям, Фонд Сколково

Кирилл Каем
Кирилл Каем

Россия

Вице-президент, Исполнительный директор кластера биомедицинских технологий, SK Биомед

Леонид Казинец
Леонид Казинец

Россия

Председатель Совета директоров, Корпорация «Баркли»

Евгений Козлов
Евгений Козлов

Россия

Заместитель руководителя аппарата Мэра и Правительства Москвы

Морис Леруа
Морис Леруа

Россия

Советник Заместителя Мэра Москвы в Правительстве Москвы по вопросам градостроительной политики и строительства по развитию проекта «Большая Москва»

Владимир Машкин
Владимир Машкин

Россия

Генеральный директор АО "Московская кольцевая железная дорога"

Александр Мишарин
Александр Мишарин

Россия

Генеральный директор, ОАО «Скоростные магистрали»; первый вице-президент, ОАО «РЖД» по развитию скоростного и высокоскоростного движения

Игорь Носов
Игорь Носов

Россия

Генеральный директор, АО "ОЭЗ Иннополис"

Евгений Отнельченко
Евгений Отнельченко

Россия

Партнер PWC, консалтинг в области стратегии и операционной эффективности, руководитель проекта «Сочи 2014»

Игорь Поносов
Игорь Поносов

Россия

Российский художник, основатель и редактор онлайн-проекта «Партизанинг»

Пол Шиндлер
Пол Шиндлер

Великобритания

Руководитель проекта Global Future Cities компании SAP

Петр Бирюков
Петр Бирюков

Россия

Заместитель Мэра Москвы в Правительстве Москвы по вопросам жилищно-коммунального хозяйства и благоустройства

Владимир Черников
Владимир Черников

Россия

Руководитель Департамента национальной политики, межрегиональных связей и туризма города Москвы

Сергей Лёвкин
Сергей Лёвкин

Россия

Руководитель Департамента градостроительной политики города Москвы

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