July 5. Neglinka Hall. 13:15 - 14:15

Panel discussion

Transport hub. Transport interchange hubs as centers for urban development

Creating public, multifunctional spaces together with large transport facilities is a global trend of urban development. Today, stations, transport and interchange hubs are not just practical transport infrastructure, but also centres of urban development. Transport hubs are places where visitor traffic intersect. Stations and transport hubs allow you to concentrate more functions on a compact territory — transport, business, service (and sometimes residential), attracting tenants, employers and employees. A large-scale programme of transport hubs construction is already being implemented in Moscow, and it is planned to build the largest objects of European type in the city.

  • How can a transport hub be turned into a complex, multifunctional public space?
  • What development opportunities does the design of new large transport facilities create?
  • What are the economic and investment hallmarks of the development of modern transport hubs?
  • Is it possible to strategically plan a polycentric development of the city with the help of transport hubs?


Federico Parolotto
Senior partner, Mobility in chain


Steve Yiu
Principal Advisor – Property Planning, MTR Corporation Limited (Hong Kong)
Mels Crouwel
Cofounder, Benthem Crouwel Architects
Artem Eyramdzhants
First Deputy CEO, Pioneer Group
Pierfrancesco Maran
Deputy Mayor for Urban Planning, Green Areas and Agriculture, Italy
Fadi Jabri
Executive Officer Principal, Nikken Sekkei
Andrei Malygin
СОО, Mosinzhinvest
Igor Bakhirev
Deputy head, Genplan Institute of Moscow


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