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

Living Environment: 
Housing and City (2017)

The Living Environment: Housing and the City Forum was held in Saratov, Russia, on May 13–15, 2017. It was organized by the Ministry of Construction, Housing and Utilities of the Russian Federation and DOM.RF together with the Government of the Saratov Region. The Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design was the Program Directorate of the Forum.

It was the second event dedicated to the mechanisms of creating a high-quality urban environment and improving living conditions. The Forum focused on the current situation in Russia’s cities and the development of urban environment.

The Living Environment: Housing and the City Forum was divided into two parts: a business program for representatives of authorities, businessmen, urban planning and architecture experts and ‘Urban Weekend Festival’ for all the citizens.

Business program of the Living Environment: Housing and the City Forum was focused on the following issues: making proposals on the legislation that should improve living standards and urban environment, sharing best practices in designing affordable and quality housing, promotion of modern standards of housing and urban improvement in Russia.

Participants included: Nikita Stasishin, Deputy Minister of Construction, Housing and Utilities of the Russian Federation; Andrey Chibis, Deputy Minister of Construction, Housing and Utilities of the Russian Federation; Alexander Plutnik, CEO of DOM.RF; Valery Radaev, Governor of the Saratov Region; Alexander Mamut, Chairman of the Board of Trustees; Fadi Jabri, Executive Officer Principal of Nikken Sekkei; Sergey Gordeev, President of PIK Group; Bart Goldhoorn, American architect and city planner; and other experts. In total, 634 representatives from 76 Russia’s regions participated in the business program.

As a part of the ‘Urban Weekend Festival’ there were City Tours Days and Urban Picnic with local and Moscow-based street food entrepreneurs, open lectures for urban entrepreneurs, 5 km run in the central historical part of Saratov and city tours created by locals. Everyone interested might have attended round tables on urban planning. The highlight of the ‘Urban Weekend Festival’ was a firework on the embankment.

Alexander Plutnik, CEO of DOM.RF, noted: ‘We are delighted to see that our events evoked such a great response among the citizens of Saratov. ‘Urban Weekend Festival’ attracted over 55.000 people, around 300 people attended the screening of the movie ‘A Bridge Is Being Built’. Over 1000 locals enrolled on city tours and also over 1000 people joined a run. Around 1100 visitors attended lectures by urban entrepreneurs. Over 15.000 people participated in the ‘Urban Picnic’, while the following performance was attended by 35.000 citizens.’