Living Environment



19‑21TH SEPTEMBER 2019

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.

The Kaliningrad Regional Drama Theatre will host the Business Program of the Forum.


Elliot Eisenberg

Ph.D economist, regular consultant to several large real estate professional associations, hedge funds and investment advisory groups, USA

Alexander Plutnik

DOM.RF’s CEO and Chairman of the Management Board

Jeffrey Morgan

Sr. Development Consultant, MBL Housing, USA

Tatiana Polidi

Executive Director of the Institute for Urban Economics, Director of the Real Estate Market department, Russia

Winy Maas

Co-founder and Director, MVRDV, Netherlands

Martin Sobota

Architect, partner at Cityförster architecture+urbanism, Netherlands

Alexei Muratov

Partner, Strelka KB, Russia

Alexandra Chechetkina

Senior Architect, Strelka KB, Russia

Ekaterina Shulman

Associate Professor, RANEPA, Russia

Vasiliy Selivanov

Legenda Intelligent Development, Russia

Alexander Mamut

Chairman of the board of trustees of Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design

Martin Biewenga

Architect, partner at Dutch firm West 8 urban design & landscape architecture BV

Brian Mark Evans

UN Advisor, Ecological Urbanist, United Kingdom

Alexander Govorov

Director of Engineering of Brusnika, Russia

Dmitry Tepin

Minister of Construction and Housing and Communal Services of the Saratov Region

Evgeniy Glagolev

Deputy Governor of the Belgorod Region

Sergey Kolesnikov

Commercial Director at Partner-Stroy

Vladimir Martynenkov

Head of the Metapribor group of companies

Milana Sadaeva

Deputy Mayor of Grozny

Fadi Jabri

Executive Officer, Principal MENA, CIS, India Region at Nikken Sekkei

Natalia Fishman

Assistant to the President of the Republic of Tatarstan

Igor Markov

Architect, director of gmp international

Diana Samoshkina

Vice President, Consumer Segment at Rostelecom




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