7 июля. Shchusev. 11:45 - 12:45

City-state: do modern megacities need national infrastructures?

The nuclei of the world's largest agglomerations, global cities, form a new reality of political, social and economic affairs both within their countries and in relation to other megapolitan areas around the world. Global megalopolises pose a challenge both to national identity and to classical national institutions. Their infrastructural and administrative base often develops separately from the national administrative system, which makes megalopolises autonomous subjects of the state. ● To what extent is a global city a part of its country, sharing in its identity? ● How do new subjects in the forms of agglomerations and megapolitan areas match up to other global subjects and neighbouring territories within their countries?


Dmitriy Sivayev
Specialist in urban development, The World Bank


Saskia Sassen
Professor of Sociology, Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology, Columbia University
Gabriel Lanfranchi
Director, Cities Program at the Center for the Implementation of Public Policies Promoting Equity and Growth (CIPPEC), Founder, Metro Lab initiative / MIT - ESI
Hiroo Ichikawa
Professor, Executive Director, Mori Memorial Foundation
Philip Harrison
Research Chair in Development Planning and Modeling, University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg
Evgeny Trusov
Deputy Head of Infrastructure Capital and Project Finance
Vladimir Klimanov
Head of the department of state regulation of economics, RANEPA , Director of the Institute for Public Finance Reform.
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