Forum
Environment for Living
August 25‑26, 2021, Nizhny Novgorod

The quality of the urban environment, its comfort, safety, and activity are unthinkable without the rational use of water resources. Rivers and lakes have always been important for cities as transportation ways, sources of fresh water and energy, and their shores have always been recreational spaces for citizens. Today the understanding of the value of water resources is becoming more and more complex. Cities are looking for new ways to interact with water resources through the creation of sustainable landscapes and green corridors, giving equal rights to the water and urban elements. This problematic is especially urgent for Russia, as 70% of cities in the country with 85 million citizens are located near rivers, lakes or seas, but only 10% of the shoreline of these water areas are accessible and reconstructed as leisure areas. This is a huge challenge and at the same time a huge potential for development.

The topic requires thoughtful action at different levels at once: the region, the city, and the specific place. Such work should be based on the complex analysis of all aspects of urban development and on the cooperation between citizens, experts, representatives of business, and authorities. The V Environment for Living Forum will be dedicated to the best practices in this process.

The design of urban landscapes based on water and green resources will be considered at the state, regional, city and district levels. The participants will share the experience in developing the coastal zones and discuss the first results of implementing the law on integrated urban development. Special attention will be paid to attracting private investments in the development of Russian cities.

The anniversary V Forum will be different from the previous ones. The past events were dedicated to the principles, goals and tasks of strategic planning of the urban environment. In 2021, the Environment for Living Forum will be more focused on the practice, mechanisms and tools of real changes. It will bring together Russian and foreign experts and practitioners, from architects and developers to representatives of international organizations and different levels of government.

The Forum will be held in Nizhny Novgorod, which stands at the confluence of Oka and Volga rivers, and the history of the city is inseparably connected with these great rivers. In the year of its 800th anniversary, Nizhny Novgorod is undergoing a major transformation and is rediscovering its river front. Perhaps there is no better place in Russia today to discuss the relationship between the city and water.

Part of the business program of the forum will be the «City and Water» exhibition, dedicated to the DOM.RF projects. The participants of the event will be able to get acquainted with the interactive research about the perspective embankments, to see new projects of water and green development from different Russian cities. The forum partners, including the Ministry of Construction, Housing and Utilities of the Russian Federation, the Federal Agency for Tourism (Rostourism), the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment of the Russian Federation and the representatives of Nizhny Novgorod Oblast, will also present their stands on the platform.

See you in Nizhny Novgorod

Nizhny Novgorod

One of the most ancient Russian cities with a unique cultural and architectural legacy.

The quality of the urban environment, its comfort, safety, and activity are unthinkable without the rational use of water resources. Rivers and lakes have always been important for cities as transportation ways, sources of fresh water and energy, and their shores have always been recreational spaces for citizens. Today the understanding of the value of water resources is becoming more and more complex. Cities are looking for new ways to interact with water resources through the creation of sustainable landscapes and green corridors, giving equal rights to the water and urban elements. This problematic is especially urgent for Russia, as 70% of cities in the country with 85 million citizens are located near rivers, lakes or seas, but only 10% of the shoreline of these water areas are accessible and reconstructed as leisure areas. This is a huge challenge and at the same time a huge potential for development.

The topic requires thoughtful action at different levels at once: the region, the city, and the specific place. Such work should be based on the complex analysis of all aspects of urban development and on the cooperation between citizens, experts, representatives of business, and authorities. The V Environment for Living Forum will be dedicated to the best practices in this process.

The design of urban landscapes based on water and green resources will be considered at the state, regional, city and district levels. The participants will share the experience in developing the coastal zones and discuss the first results of implementing the law on integrated urban development. Special attention will be paid to attracting private investments in the development of Russian cities.

The anniversary V Forum will be different from the previous ones. The past events were dedicated to the principles, goals and tasks of strategic planning of the urban environment. In 2021, the Environment for Living Forum will be more focused on the practice, mechanisms and tools of real changes. It will bring together Russian and foreign experts and practitioners, from architects and developers to representatives of international organizations and different levels of government.

The Forum will be held in Nizhny Novgorod, which stands at the confluence of Oka and Volga rivers, and the history of the city is inseparably connected with these great rivers. In the year of its 800th anniversary, Nizhny Novgorod is undergoing a major transformation and is rediscovering its river front. Perhaps there is no better place in Russia today to discuss the relationship between the city and water.

Part of the business program of the forum will be the «City and Water» exhibition, dedicated to the DOM.RF projects. The participants of the event will be able to get acquainted with the interactive research about the perspective embankments, to see new projects of water and green development from different Russian cities. The forum partners, including the Ministry of Construction, Housing and Utilities of the Russian Federation, the Federal Agency for Tourism (Rostourism), the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment of the Russian Federation and the representatives of Nizhny Novgorod Oblast, will also present their stands on the platform.

See you in Nizhny Novgorod!

Useful Information: Venues and Transport at the Forum

The business program of the Living Environment: All About Housing forum will take place on 18–19 May, 2018 in Kaliningrad at two venues:

  • May, 18: Kaliningrad Regional Drama Theatre, Prospekt Mira, 4
  • May, 19: Radisson Hotel, Ploshad Pobedy, 10 

 

The Urban Weekend festival will take place on May 18, from 3pm to 1am and on May 19, from 12pm to 8pm.

Venue: Verkhnyi Prud embankment

The transfer sevrice will be available for the guests: the shuttle bus will run between the theatre bus stop and the embankment from 3pm to 2am on May, 18. 

 

Arrival in Kaliningrad 

 

By plane

Khrabrovo International Airport in Kaliningrad.

http://eng.kgd.aero/

Airport address: Khrabrovo settlement, Kaliningrad, Guryevsky district, Kaliningrad Region

 

  1. Khrabrovo International Airport 24 hour information service: +7 (4012) 300‑300
  2. Khrabrovo International Airport air ticket office: +7 (4012) 610‑620
  3. Khrabrovo International Airport luggage storage: +7 (4012) 610‑324; +7 (4012) 610‑480
  4. Khrabrovo International Airport baggage lost and found: +7 (4012) 610‑324

 

By train

Kaliningrad-Yuzhny railway station.

Railway station address: 13‑23 Zheleznodorozhnaya Street, Kaliningrad

Russian Railways information center: +7 (800) 775‑00‑00

 

Where to get your personal registration badge: 

Place Hours of operation on May 17 Hours of operation on May 18 Address
Airport VIP hall 07:30‑22:00 07:30‑16:00 Khrabrovo International Airport
Airport arrivals hall 07:30‑22:00 07:30‑16:00 Khrabrovo International Airport
Kaliningrad-Yuzhny railway station 10:00‑20:00 10:00‑16:00 Zheleznodorozhnaya St, 13–23
Radisson Hotel 08:00‑22:00 08:00‑16:00 Ploshchad Pobedy 10;

+7 (4012) 593 344; +7 (4012) 593 473
Europa Hotel 08:00‑22:00 08:00‑16:00 Teatralnaya St, 30;

+7 (4012) 310 495, +7 (4012) 310 496
Kaliningrad Regional Drama Theater 08:00‑16:00 Prospekt Mira 4

 

Forum Hotels

– Radisson Blu

Ploshchad Pobedy 10,  +7 (401) 259 3344; +7 (4012) 593 473

– Europa Hotel

Ulitsa Teatralnaya 30, +7 (4012) 310 495, +7 (4012) 310 496

 

Forum Shuttle Transfers

 

Shuttle Route May 17 May 18  May 19 
Shuttle 1 Khrabrovo International Airport — Radisson Hotel — Europa Hotel — Khrabrovo International Airport 8am–11pm

every 15 min
8am–11:10pm

every 15 min
11:30am–9pm

every 10 min
Shuttle 2 Radisson Hotel — Europa Hotel — Kaliningrad Regional Drama Theatre — Radisson Hotel 8am–6pm

every 5 min
1am–9:30pm

every 10 min
Shuttle 3 Kaliningrad Regional Drama Theatre — Europa Hotel — Radisson Hotel — Urban Weekend Festival (Verkhnyi Prud) — Kaliningrad Regional Drama Theatre 2pm–02:30am

every 5 min
Shuttle 4 Khrabrovo International Airport — Kaliningrad Regional Drama Theatre — Khrabrovo International Airport 3pm–10pm

every 20 min

 

Recommended taxi service 

Europa («Европа») +7 (4012) 500–600

Baltika («Балтика») +7 (4012) 333–333