July 4. Setun Hall. 12:40 - 13:50

Panel discussion

Moscow and Moscow region. How to balance spatial development of the agglomeration?

While the volume of housing in the central areas of Moscow decreased to almost a minimum and account for only 1% of the total housing stock, New Moscow and the Moscow region, on the contrary, demonstrate high rates of housing construction. This spatial imbalance in the intensity of housing construction forces Moscow residents wishing to improve living conditions and visitors from other regions to move from the core to the periphery. However, the increase in population density in the agglomeration can lead to a number of negative consequences - exceeding circular migration, increased load on transport infrastructure, imbalance in the quality of the urban environment and, consequently, in the quality of life of residents. In order to overcome this disparity, the authorities of Moscow and the Moscow region need to balance housing policy.

  • Which tools can adjust the imbalance in the housing market in Moscow and the Moscow region?
  • Can the renovation programme help improve the housing imbalance?
  • How can the district of New Moscow and the suburban areas switch from being a place for sleeping into a place for living?


Iliya Zalivukhin
CEO, Yauzaproekt


Mikhail Dmitriev
President, Economic Partnership "New Economic Growth"
Tatyana Polidi
Executive Director, The Institute for Urban Economics
Sergey Skuratov
President, and creative director, Sergey Skuratov Architects
Mikhail Blinkin
Director, Institute for Transport Economics and Transport Policy Studies
Natalia Trunova
Vice-president, head of "Spatial Development", Center for Strategic Development
Denis Sokolov
Partner, Head of Research and Marketing, Cushman & Wakefield East Europe
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