The business program of the Living Environment: All About Housing Forum will bring together an audience of more than 700 authorities worldwide: developers, architects, economists, as well as experts in urban planning.
Among reputed speakers are Winy Maas, co-founder and director of an architecture and urbanism enterprise MVRDV from Netherlands, Russian political columnist and influencer Ekaterina Shulman, UN advisor and British ecological urbanist Brian Mark Evans, economist and real estate consultant Elliot Eisenberg, and Jeffrey Morgan, senior development consultant at MBL Housing, USA. These and many other renowned experts will try to answer the most crucial questions:
— What defines modern, quality, safe and affordable housing?
— What should be done to ensure a sustainable innovative urban planning?
— In which houses do citizens really want to live? What are the need of the residents in the new knowledge-driven economy?
— How will living environment of Russian cities look in the future?
«Affordable housing is a key factor in the economic sustainability of a neighborhood. The regeneration of neighborhoods and their business districts creates positive conditions for community life, including improved access to goods and services, greater social connectivity, and improved property values. I look forward to sharing my perspective on these issues and learning how the people of Russia view these issues», — says Jeffrey Morgan.
More speakers include:
Tatiana Polidi, Executive Director of the Institute for Urban Economics, Director of the Real Estate Market department, Russia
Martin Sobota, architect, partner at Cityförster architecture+urbanism, Netherlands
Martin Biewenga, architect, partner at West 8, Netherlands
Alexei Muratov, partner, Strelka KB, Russia
Alexandra Chechetkina, Senior Architect, Strelka KB, Russia
Alexander Mamut, Chairman of the board of trustees of Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design
Evgeniy Glagolev, Deputy Governor of the Belgorod Region
Milana Sadaeva, Deputy Mayor of Grozny
Fadi Jabri, Executive Officer, Principal MENA, CIS, India Region at Nikken Sekkei