The Moscow Government has officially opened its stand at the UN's World Urban Forum (WUF-10). From February 9 to 12, the stand will offer guests a business program and various project presentations. The opening ceremony was attended by Falah Al Ahbabi, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Department of Urban Planning and Municipalities; Maimunah Binti Mohd Sharif, Executive Director of the UN-Habitat; Sergey Lyovkin, Head of the Moscow Department for Urban Planning Policy; Sergey Cheryomin, Head of the Moscow Department for Foreign Economic Activity and International Relations; and Yuriy Vidakas, Сhargé d’affaires ad interim of Russia in the Emirates.
As Sergey Lyovkin pointed out, "Moscow is willing to share its experience with sustainable urban development that could be implemented in other cities all over the world. The Moscow Government stand presents key developmental projects that have been implemented in our city over the past few years, such as public transportation improvements, housing stock renovation, the reinvention of industrial areas, and the development of sports clusters, parks, and public areas." Sergey Lyovkin also invited his notable guests at the Moscow stand and other WUF participants to visit the forthcoming Moscow Urban Forum, that will take place in Zaryadye Park from July 2 to 5. "The 10th Forum is going to be exotic and interactive; it will blow your minds—we have so much to say," said Mr Lyovkin.
The stand, the largest at the WUF exhibition, became a center of attraction the day before the Forum opened. The stand is interactive and offers its guests a business program zone, a lounge zone decorated with plants and designed to resemble Zaryadye Park, a multimedia 'Moscow Map' showing the projects scaled at 1:7400 on the city map, a Big City model scaled at 1:400 to present various area developments and the One Tower project, an interactive 'scanner' showing Moscow's landmarks, and a 'Mosengproject' zone, which provides complete information on the Moscow Underground building.
The Moscow stand will be running the business program for three days, each dedicated to a field of urban development: urban habitat quality, technologies and transportation, and culture and tourism. During the three days, the stand will be a venue for international expert dialog about how modern metropolises can achieve SDGs. Representatives from international agencies, city governments and other authorities from various cities and countries will visit the stand. The business program will be operated by the Moscow Urban Forum. The stand also provides guests an opportunity to take a picture in front of Luzhniki Stadium, Zaryadye Park, and a wintry Red Square. The picture can immediately be printed or emailed.
Moreover, the Moscow Government stand invites everyone to try their luck at a lottery, where they can win a tour to the Moscow Urban Forum, that will take place in the Russian capital for the tenth time. The lottery will be held from February 8 to 10; the winner will be announced on February 10 at 4 pm.