17 Июля Moses 12:45 - 13:45  | Wellbeing, Enviroment, Strategy

Egocentric City vs Ascetic City. Scenarios and Alternatives of Spatial Development

For all its complexity, urban planning and development should be driven by the simple indicator of citizens’ satisfaction with their life in their city. Do I have enough space in my apartment? Is it convenient to commute to work? Are there supermarkets and restaurants close to my home? Can my children breathe fresh air and are there enough green areas in the city? In any city, the answers to these questions end at a crossroads – whether to build up or build out, develop culture or commerce, build new parks or restore existing ones.

  • What are the criteria for urban planning in modern cities?
  • How should the cities develop and expand: up or out?
  • How are new construction technologies linked to the quality of the urban environment?


Ekaterina Shapochka
Partner, PwC


Mariana Barrera
National Director of Innovation and Sustainable Development, Secretary of Urban Infrastructure, Ministry of Home Affairs, Public Works and Housing of Argentina
Andrey Bochkarev
Head of the Department of Construction, Moscow Government
Alexandr Lozhkin
Advisor to the Mayor of Novosibirsk
Winy Maas
Co-Founding Partner, Principal Architect and Urbanist, MVRDV
Markus Schaefer
Partner, Hosoya Schaefer Architects
Winy Maas
Co-Founding Partner, Principal Architect and Urbanist, MVRDV