The annual Moscow Urban Forum is right around the corner. To be held from October 16-17, the theme of this year’s forum is “Moscow as a Dynamic Megacity: Flexible Management Practices.” The forum will feature two days of conferences, exhibitions and lectures with a focus on issues surrounding the development of Moscow. While in past years the conference focused on issues related to megacities in general, this year for the first time the forum will just focus on the capital city.
“The international political situation influenced the key aspects of the country’s life, bringing internal goals and tasks to the foreground. That is why we have decided to concentrate only on the Moscow agenda this year, and to dedicate the Forum to the presentation and discussion of projects related to the capital, a search for new Moscow development centres, outlining the problems and challenges faced by the megacity during the crisis, a search for the most optimal and effective solutions for further successful development of the city,” said Marat Khusnullin, the Moscow Deputy Mayor for Urban Development and Construction and the head of the Moscow Urban Forum executive committee.
Among this year’s speakers are Yuri Grigoryan, the head of the Project Meganom architectural bureau, Vicente Guallart, the Chief architect of the Barcelona City Council and the head of Guallart Architects, and Sergei Sobyanin the Mayor of Moscow. Some of the topics to be discussed include “Moscow’s experience in a global context: goals and priorities,” “The street: a transit zone or a social space?” and “City in the internet environment.”
- Title: Moscow Urban Forum
- Website: http://mosurbanforum.com/
- Organizers: Moscow Urban Forum
- From: October 16, 2015 10:00 AM
- Until: October 17, 2015 06:00 PM
- Venue: Moscow Manege Central Exhibition Hall
- Address: Manege Sq, 1, Moskva, Russia, 109012