Living Environment

CITIES

19‑21th SEPTEMBER, 2019

VELIKY NOVGOROD
Forum

19‑21 SEPTEMBER
Veliky Novgorod

CITIES

What are the main factors and instruments for the effective cities’ development? What are the strategies, practices and cities’ management models used by modern city managers? Why do cities need master plans and what are the principles they should be built upon? How to keep citizens’ interests in the spotlight?

Leading international and Russian experts in territorial development, entrepreneurs and government officials will meet at the «Living Environment: Cities» forum in Veliky Novgorod on September 19‑21 2019 to share their own experiences and answer these and many other questions in order to identify directions of development of Russian cities till 2024. Forum will discuss new instruments of strategic planning of cities, which will help reach the goals set in the national projects of the country, and new models of city management – particularly, the role of mayors.

Veliky Novgorod

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

Veliky Novgorod is one of the main spots on the touristic map of Russia. A city with more than a thousand-year history. It’s here where the Russian state was born. Red brick of the Novgorod Detinets, white stone of the ancient churches and the brilliant domes of the Orthodox cathedrals of the historical city center are considered a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

This year the business program of the forum will take place literally by the walls of the Novgorod Kremlin – in the Regional Arensky Philarmonic.

Speakers

HAZEL BORYS (USA)

President of PlaceMakers USA and CEO of PlaceMakers Canada

ANTON ALIKHANOV (RUSSIA)

Governor of the Kaliningrad Region

EKATERINA SHULMAN (RUSSIA)

Political scientist, Associate professor at the RANEPA Institute of Social Sciences

JENS KRAMER MIKKELSEN (DENMARK)

Former Lord Mayor of Copenhagen, Director of Urban Development at NREP (Nordic Real Estate Partners)

ALEXEY MURATOV (RUSSIA)

Partner at KB Strelka

SIMON GLINVAD NIELSEN (DENMARK)

Partner at LivingCities

ALEXANDER LOZHKIN (RUSSIA)

Advisor to the Mayor of Novosibirsk

VICTORIA HILLS (UNITED KINGDOM)

Chief Executive at Royal Town Planning

DMITRY DANILOV (RUSSIA)

CEO of a group of companies Ostrova

ELENA DMITRIEVA (RUSSIA)

CEO at Kolomenskaya Pastila

ALEXANDER GONCHAROV (RUSSIA)

Co-founder of the country projects Bolotov.Dacha and Mark and Lev

DMITRY NISKOVSKIH (RUSSIA)

Head of the Sysert City District

GONZALO MARQUES SAGNIER (SPAIN)

Director of Operations at INCASOL

GUZEL SANZHAPOVA (RUSSIA)

Founder of Cocco Bello

MAGALI VOLKWEIN (FRANCE)

Director of Urban Development at Devillers et Associés

MIKHAIL GOLDBERG (RUSSIA)

Head of the Analytical Centre of DOM.RF

NATALYA IBRAGIMOVA (RUSSIA)

Chief Architect of Orenburg regionArchitects of Russia

RODION EREMEEV (RUSSIA)

Co-Founder and CEO at Archifellows

SERGEY KUZNETSOV (RUSSIA)

Head of the City of Novokuznetsk

SERGEI SAKHAROV (RUSSIA)

Head of Administration of the city of Suzdal

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Winy Maas, Brian Mark Evans and Many More to Speak at the Forum

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.

Winy Maas, MVRDV

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