4 October 2019 #Forum
The Moscow Urban Forum to Participate in the Expo Real 2019 Fair for the First Time

The MUF will discuss the 'superstar' cities during the business programme of the Moscow government stand at Expo Real 2019

The Moscow Urban Forum will participate for the first time in the 22nd International Trade Fair for Real Estate and Investment Expo Real, to be held from October 7 until October 9 in Munich. The organisers of the Moscow exhibition are the Department of Foreign Economic and International Relations of the Russian capital (DVMS) jointly with the Urban Planning Policy and Construction Complex of Moscow.

The Moscow stand will house conferences, plenary sessions and round tables, during which members will discuss the impact of digital technologies on urban planning strategy, the increase of return on urban panning projects and the reduction of construction costs, changes in the demands of citizens to construction quality and the fully-integrated approach of developers to the formation of city districts, the main investment drivers, and many other topics.

As a part of the Moscow Government exhibition at Expo Real, the Moscow Urban Forum—2020 will be presented. Its announced theme is 'Superstar Cities. Lessons from Successful Transformations'.

The MUF, in cooperation with the Moscow Urban Planning Policy Department, will hold a panel discussion, 'Renovation for Development. Transformation Projects for Global Cities', in which both Russian and foreign speakers will take part. The experts will discuss what transformation projects global cities need today to remain competitive, what solutions in the area of housing and urban planning policy are needed now by global cities, and how to balance the interests of the city, the citizens and investors. They will also discuss the topic of the upcoming 2020 Forum, and try to answer the question: what makes a city a superstar?

The panellists include the Minister of the Government of Moscow, Sergey Cheremin, the Head of the Urban Planning and Building Regulation Department of Munich, Elizabeth Merk, the General Director of Tegel Projekt GmbH Berlin, Philipp Bouteiller, the Head of the Urban Development Department of the Senate of Berlin, Manfred Kühne, the General Director of RG-Development, Tatiana Tikhonova. Moderator: Denis Boykov, the General Director of the MUF.

'Over the last ten years, Moscow has changed significantly in many areas, and we are launching a cycle of discussions on the transformation of cities and on superstar cities, which act as magnets, examples and models of urban development', says Denis Boykov. 'We have already announced the date and the venue: this is our first event within the framework of the upcoming Forum in Moscow, and for the first time the MUF participated in ExpoReal with a relevant international agenda'.

At the Moscow Government stand, it will also be possible to buy books issued as a part of the publishing programme of the Moscow Urban Forum, including the undisputed hit of last year's Forum: the Russian translation of Professor Mazda Adli's book 'Stress and the City'.

The Department of Foreign Economic and International Relations, in cooperation with the Urban Planning Policy and Construction Complex of Moscow, will present an interactive multimedia complex, 'Map of Moscow', to promote the key concepts and practical solutions in the areas of architecture, urban planning, urban and economic development strategies of Moscow as one of the largest megacities of the world.

At the exhibition it is planned to present the single exhibition of the Moscow Government to showcase the investment projects and programmes implemented in the city in the area of infrastructure solutions for the capital, the development of urban space, the development of Moscow's technopoles, the improvement of the urban environment and quality of life of the urban population, historical buildings and the preservation of the capital's identity. The Moscow stand in the Messe München GmbH exhibition complex has a total area of 360 m2. 

The International fair EXPO REAL has been held in Munich annually since 1998, and it unites representatives of state and municipal institutions, construction companies, architecture firms, developers, investors, experts and other specialists in the field of real estate and investments from all over the world.