17 Июля Le Corbusier 15:55 - 17:25  | Enviroment, Strategy

Exception as a Rule. How the Approach to Urban Planning Is Changing

The established approach to regulating urban development requires the city to have an approved general plan for development of the city and a plan for regulating construction. However, as modern cities are changing, a fundamental revision of the means for legal and strategic planning is essential. New models for urban planning are being tested through limited interventions or in trial areas, and then, if successful, subsequently expanded to the whole city. Barcelona is experimenting with the size of neighborhoods and partial limitations to the traffic. Poland is reforming the socialist planning system with an emphasis on the feasibility of the plans. Italy is advancing the urban planning approach based on the living rhythms of the citizens.

  • What forms of urban regulation foster urban development?
  • Can interventions become the foundation of the city’s long-term 8?
  • To what extent can experimental forms of urban regulation improve the lives of the city’s residents and small businesses?


Alexei Novikov
President, Habidatum


Michael Rosenberger
Senior Strategic Planner, City of Vienna
Anton Finogenov
Director General of Urbanica Territorial Planning Institute
Kristina Ishkhanova
Deputy CEO, Foundation of the Unified Development Institute in the Housing Sector
Alexandr Lozhkin
Advisor to the Mayor of Novosibirsk
Marina Lepeshkina
CEO, Research Territory Development Architecture (RTDA)
Vicente Guallart
Research supervisor, Vysokovsky Graduate School of Urbanism HSE
Ric Stephens
President, ISOCARP