Every year, the population of cities increases by tens of millions. Cities face a growing demand for high-quality urban housing, developed infrastructure, aged housing stock, the need to reconstruct historical architectural heritage, and a shortage of social facilities. To solve these problems, city authorities and business leaders are developing new approaches to housing construction and redeveloping existing buildings to improve urban areas.
The renovation program of Moscow’s housing stock has already brought more than 1 million square meters of residential areas and become a catalyst for changes within construction law and the development of territories. The economic success of the urban environment, cultural life, and safety are important objectives of the Moscow program. While it is already possible to assess the first results of a positive impact on city districts, it is important to refer to the experience of other countries and cities where similar programs have been implemented.
How does Moscow’s approach to its renovation program fit into within the international framework? What is new in the Moscow practice?
How has Moscow’s renovation program changed the urban environment? What tools are being used to assess these changes?
What modern anticipating and planning tools can help us create projects aimed at solving future problems?