Living Environment

All About Housing


18TH MAY 2018

MAY 18–19


All About Housing

What defines quality and affordable housing? In which houses do citizens want to live and what principles might improve housing conditions? What is the current living environment in the city and how will it change in the future?

Renowned experts, leading architects, developers, businessmen and government officials will gather at the Living Environment: All About Housing Forum on May 18–19, 2018, in Kaliningrad, to answer these questions and define trends in the development of housing stock. The Forum will show locals the potential of their city and allow them to widely participate in its changing.


Kaliningrad is a unique Russian city with its distinguishable architecture, urban environment and geographic location.

The Living Environment: All About Housing Forum is bound to give impetus to the further development to make this beautiful city even better. Kaliningrad is meant to be a landmark of the Russian Federation.

Kaliningrad region is the westernmost part of Russia. Since the early 20th century the region has been popular for its resorts nationwide, as well as in European countries. Cultural, health and wellness and eco-tourism attract many visitors annually.



Living Environment: 
The New Standards (2016)

The Living Environment: The New Standards Forum took place in Innopolis, Republic of Tatarstan, Russian Federation, on October 20–21, 2016.

Living Environment: The New Standards was the first international housing environment forum aimed at creating public discussion on the quality of housing in Russia and initiating the changes in legislation in the spheres of urban planning, housing development and improvement.

Forum’s objectives:

– Showcase the best international and domestic experience in designing a residential environment;

– Make proposals to create new relevant standards for the living and urban environment in Russia by analyzing the best international projects;

– Create a platform for a constructive dialog between the expert community, developers, government officials, architects and designers;

– Initiate modernization of the legal framework and development of new standards of housing and comprehensive public improvements in Russia.

Participants included: Igor Shuvalov, First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation; Rustam Minnikhanov, President of the Republic of Tatarstan; Mikhail Men, Minister of Construction, Housing and Utilities of the Russian Federation; Alexander Plutnik, CEO of DOM.RF and other officials.

Over 350 international and domestic experts, including representatives from 40 country regions, participated in the Living Environment: The New Standards Forum.