17 Июля Wren 16:30 - 17:30  | Wellbeing, Talents

Master of Urban Management. Education for Urban Leaders

The large-scale and fast-paced changes taking place in modern megacities set new requirements for the competencies and qualifications of city administration. The need to create and develop a comfortable and convenient urban environment drives demand for professionals with knowledge and management skills in diverse fields, including technology, architecture, social and cultural programming, and healthcare. In response to this demand, educational institutions have launched a variety of new programs in city leadership and transformation.

  • Which are the necessary competencies for city administration at present?
  • What qualifications will graduates of the new "urban" educational programs have?
  • Should these programs have their own agenda or should they evolve in response to the market?
  • What are the new challenges and tasks that future urban leaders will have to face?


Evgeniya Murinets
Adviser to the President, Union of Architects of Russia


Yaroslav Kuzminov
Rector, National Research University Higher School of Economics
Alexei Komissarov
Vice-Rector, RANEPA
Alfredo Brillembourg
Founding Partner, Urban-Think Tank
Ekaterina Cherkes-zade
Head of Universal University
Philipp Rode
Executive Director, LSE Cities
Varvara Melnikova
CEO, Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design in Moscow