17 Июля Moses 16:30 - 17:30  | Enviroment

Well-being of Improvement. How to Measure the Effects for the City?

The creation of pedestrian areas and green spaces – the concept of a walkable city, and the concept of a resilient city, all factors in the changing goals and paradigms of urban development. Programs to modernize the urban environment, which have been taking place in Moscow and other cities in Russia and around the world in recent years, have opened up the city’s space for citizens. These have changed the distribution of popular areas in the city, the means of travelling around the city, and the use of urban space. Evaluating the effects of this kind of updated urban design is a complex task at the intersection of economics, sociology, management and cultural studies.

  • What tasks should the improvement solve?
  • How do large-scale improvement projects affect the city?
  • How can we measure these effects in terms of the economy, trust, health, and comfort?
  • How can landscaping become a tool for urban development in the long term?


Natalia Fishman
Assistant to the President of the Republic of Tatarstan


Viktor Vakhshtain
Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, Moscow Higher School of Social and Economic Sciences
Petr Biryukov
Moscow Deputy Mayor for housing and communal services and improvement
Konstantin Polunin
Head of Public Sector practice, BCG
Elena Korotkova
Head, Center for Urban Economics, Strelka KB
Francine Houben
Founding Partner and Creative Director, Mecanoo architecten
Alexandr Garvin
President and CEO, AGA Public Realm Strategists