18 Июля Niemeyer 11:15 - 12:15  | Strategy

Future Master Planning. Development Agenda of Leading Megacities

Today a strategic vision for the future is critical both for the megacities in the leading countries sieged by rapid growth, ageing, unbridled migration and pollution, and for cities in the developing countries entering the process of mass urbanisation. In each case, the choice of development priorities and strategic scenarios is defined by the city’s specific agenda; while some megacities focus on sustainable growth, others invest in building smart city. It often happens, too, that strategic plans fail due to excessive cost, unmanageable complexity or lack of institutional support.

  • What are some of the strategic visions adopted by the leading megacities?
  • What metrics are used to measure the results of the programmes?
  • How should we articulate the strategic agenda for it to be functional and appealing for all stakeholders?


Stephen Yarwood
Urban Futurist, city2050


Eduardo Moreno
Director of Research and Capacity Development, UN-Habitat
George Ferguson
Fellow, University of Bristol - Cabot Institute
Hazem Galal
Partner, PwC in UAE
Sergei Eremin​
Mayor of Krasnoyarsk
Simonetta Cenci
Deputy Mayor of Genoa for Urban Development
Polina Kruychkova
Deputy Head, Department of Economic Policy and Development of Moscow
Jerry Hultin
President and Co-founder, Global Futures Group
Hila Oren
CEO, The Tel Aviv Foundation