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It is a common phenomenon that a city, or a handful of cities, — global hubs — determines the economic success and prestige of their home country worldwide. These cities attract visitors, investment, and technologies, and serve as hubs and showcases of the whole nation’s development.
What is a «superstar city»? In an astronomical parlance, we have «blue giants» — world capitals maintaining global leadership in decades, «supernovas», or megacities of the developing world that flash into existence in the blink of an eye, and «comets» — cities that streak across the world stage for just an instant.
Superstar cities provide not only the highest living standards for the urban environment, but also inspire dozens of cities to become textbook examples of urban transformation. Apparently, achieving the rank of a superstar city is a tall order. It requires bold ideas, one-
The Moscow Urban Forum 2020 «Superstar Cities. Transforming for Success» will be dedicated to the phenomenon of superstar cities, strategies and practices for