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

Schedule

News

Media

Winy Maas at Living Environment: ‘There Are Four Important Points for the Development of Contemporary Housing’

Image courtesy of KB Strelka Press Office

 

The third ‘Living Environment’ forum, this year entitled “All About Housing, " brought together architects, urban planners, businessmen, and government officials to discuss and reflect on trends in the housing market. The forum's main objective is to establish a dialog between the state, real estate developers, and designers to improve the quality of life in Russia.

Among the key speakers were Winy Maas (MVRDV), Martin Sobota (Netherlands), Elliot Eisenberg (United States), and Brian Mark Evans (United Kingdom).

During the day Winy Maas, founder of the Dutch office MVRDV which is known for its variety of housing projects in Holland, France, China, and India, as well as for his co-authorship of the master plan of Greater Paris, shared his views on contemporary living environments:

‘There are four important points for contemporary housing development: diversity, community, green areas, and a mix of uses.’

The architect placed a special emphasis on the importance of diversity when designing new homes:

‘It's necessary to create different sizes and types of housing so that citizens have the option to choose how they want to live—to create environments where we live together but with a diversity that allows each individual to develop their own identity. This can occur within a residential building, as in a mix of different houses that together make up a neighborhood. You bring your architect, I bring mine and we do something nice between everyone.’