Moscow Urban Forum 2014
proyezd Voskresenskiye Vorota, 1А, Moskva, Russia, 109012, Moscow, Russian Federation
On December 11, at the Fourth Moscow Urban Forum, the "Human Potential as Russian Cities Development Driver" conference will be held for the first time. The conference agenda includes a plenary meeting and four sessions devoted to the issues of Russian cities development and the role of human capital as one of its drivers. Session 1. "Scale Factor. Unique Development Patterns for Cities of Different Scales" Session 2. "Urban Policies: Successful Interaction of Municipal and Regional Authorities" Session 3. "Struggling for Citizens: Human Capital Accumulation"Session 4. "Social Infrastructure Development and Capital Construction Policy in Russian Cities: Shift from Quantitative to Qualitative Indicators" Session participants, including mayors and governors of the largest Russian megacities, government members, and Russian and foreign experts will come together to discuss topical issues and challenges faced by Russian cities and to share best practices. Since it was first held in 2011, the Moscow Urban Forum has established itself as an important international event for discussions between some of world’s most acknowledged experts in city planning and urban development. Participants discuss the opportunities and challenges that are central to modern megacities and the growth of global cities, not only in the context of the economy and efficient management, but also through the eyes of the individual citizen. The Moscow Urban Forum provides a centre point for annual meetings and the exchange of experience between specialists who care about the future of global cities. This is an international event for experts, investors and potential partners interested in the development of the Russian capital and the implementation of projects in cooperation with the Moscow City Government. The forum has both a Russia-specific agenda and a global one - involving mayors and delegations from other major cities who come and share expertise in urban development. The development path that Moscow has followed over the last several years is unique. Russia’s largest megacity is acting as a platform where a range of current ideas on urban planning are being tested and then implemented in other regions of the country. The Moscow Urban Forum is a place for the exchange of ideas where the heads of Russia’s largest cities – from Kaliningrad to Vladivostok – have the opportunity to communicate with the heads of global capitals and discuss current issues with recognised international experts. To find out more about the terms of applying and participating in the competition, go to: http://mosurbanforum.ru/forum2014/novacii/special_nye_meropriyatiya/shkola_planirovwikov/ Delegations from Buenos Aires to Singapore to attend the Moscow Urban Forum Over 20 international delegations are taking part in the IV Moscow Urban Forum. Heads of cities and official delegations from all over the world are coming to Moscow to take part in the IV Moscow Urban Forum. This year, for the first time, Singapore will be a partner city of the Forum. The head of the delegation, Teo Ser Luck, Mayor of the North East District of Singapore, is not only taking part in the working session of the Forum, but also conducting a number of meetings with members of the Moscow City Government, and also presenting the latest cutting-edge achievements and projects of the city. Altogether there are over 20 confirmed delegations in the Forum from Dubai, London, Buenos-Aires, Hong-Kong, Ankara, Tel-Aviv, Leipzig, Curitiba, Paris and other cities. Conference on the topic of “Government and Citizens: Technologies of Collaboration” An international conference looking at the role of information technology in engaging citizens in the management of cities will be held on 11 – 14 December at the IV Moscow Urban Forum. The conference will discuss recent developments in effective e-government and crowdsourcing projects, e-surveys for residents, the electronic provision of public services and other relevant topics. The conference will aim to identify the most successful initiatives and answer the following questions: - Which tools for residents' involvement are now used in Russia and worldwide? - How can residents be motivated to engage with the government in improving the management of cities? -How can advanced technologies help build a constructive dialogue between all stakeholders? The conference will bring together Russian and international experts, theorists and practitioners, representatives of city authorities and the scientific community in order to examine existing mechanisms, discuss successful and relevant cases and outline prospects for future development in this area. Directorate of MUF attend WeGo – the General Assembly of the World e-Governments Organisation of Cities and Local Governments in Chengdu WeGO is an international cooperative body for cities and local governments that pursues sustainable city development based on e-Government. This year, the Directorate of the Moscow Urban Forum took part in the General Assembly in Chengdu from 3-6 November. The assembly is attended by city mayors and governors, representatives of various international associations and IT professionals, who share experiences in the field of e-government and international best practice. The directorate of the Moscow Urban Forum presented the initiative “Government and Citizens: Technologies of Collaboration” which will be held as a conference within the framework of the Moscow Urban Forum this year. Konstantin Novikov, Head of Moscow chapter of Thomson Reuters and co-founder of Habidatum, presented at the Assembly the first part of an exclusive research on "The Role of Municipal Authorities in Developing the Institutions of Citizens Participation in City Management: Analysis of Practices, Mechanisms and Services in Moscow and Abroad," the full version of which will be presented at the Fourth Moscow Urban Forum. Moscow Urban Forum presents its international research program on the topic “Global Cities and Nation States. Partnership for Success: Past, Present and Future” The Moscow Urban Forum is presenting the international part of its 2014 research program, which is being developed by the directorate of the Forum and its international partner, the Urban Land Institute (London, UK). The result of the study, entitled "Global Cities and Nation States. Partnership for Success: Past, Present and Future", will be presented to the public for the first time on the first day of the Forum, and will form the basis of its global agenda.The curator of this study is Greg Clark, an international expert on urban strategy and investment, author of more than a dozen books on the economic development of cities and metropolitan areas, consultant to cities including Hong Kong, Singapore, London, New York, Toronto, Cape Town and Barcelona. In the international study, Greg Clark and his team will analyse the relationship between 12 cities and their respective national states: Moscow-Russia, New York-USA, Mumbai-India, Sao Paulo-Brazil, Hong Kong-China, London-United Kingdom, Tokyo-Japan, Seoul-South Korea, Paris-France, Singapore, Toronto-Canada and Shanghai-China. "Against a background of the explosive growth of megacities all around the world, the study commissioned by the Moscow Urban Forum is more relevant than ever. Global cities have the potential to be able to strengthen the global economic relations of the country, which, in turn, can have a positive impact on the development of other national cities within the same country. At the same time, they face many challenges. As part of our work, we will study and present various forms of potential cooperation aimed at creating a national policy to support cities across the country,"- says Greg Clark, professor of the Urban Land Institute and curator of the international study at the Moscow Urban Forum. Russian Cities Conference on the topic of “Human Potential as a Driver for Russian Cities Development” The IV Moscow Urban Forum presents the Russian Cities Agenda, with the support of the Ministry of Construction, Housing and Communal Services of the Russian Federation. The afternoon of the Forum's first day will be devoted to topical issues and challenges faced by Russian cities. The human potential of cities is the central topic of the Russian Cities Program of the Moscow Urban Forum this year. The conference will look at the human potential of cities as the main resource and driver of urban development. Residents create the socio-cultural environment and affect the quality of public spaces in their cities. Cities with a high human potential, as a rule, have significant investment attractiveness and successfully compete for migration flows with other cities of the region, the country and even the world. The Forum will present the results of the interdisciplinary study, "Fight for a city dweller: human potential and urban environment", in which Russian cities will be considered from the point of view of developing their main resource — their residents. Urban Talks Scientific Conference The educational program of the Moscow Urban Forum Festival will feature a scientific conference for experts and professionals in urbanism, architecture and urban planning, aimed at discussion of philosophical approaches to the most actual city problems, and also at search of practical decisions on them. Festival of the IV Moscow Urban Forum For the second year in a row, the Moscow Urban Forum, in addition to its business program, will host a Festival. The festival will be open to anyone interested in the issues of urbanism and urban spaces development and will be held from 13-14 December at the Manezh Central Exhibition Hall. The festival will include several major thematic segments: - Educational and Training Segment (coordinated by Strelka CB); - Popular Science Segment (coordinated by the Polytechnic Museum); - Entertainment and Culture Program (coordinated by Afisha); - Centre for Community and Citizens' Initiatives - Film Program (coordinated by Beat Film). The Festival day program will provide a venue for a broader discussion of the main topic of the Forum: "Drivers of City Development". About The Moscow Urban Forum: The Moscow Urban Forum has been held annually since 2011. The Forum is an international conference in the field of urban planning, architecture, economics and strategic planning of cities and provides a platform for the leaders of the largest cities in Russia and globally to discuss their own topics and projects with representatives of the international expert community. The Forum is held under the auspices of the Moscow City Government with the participation of the Mayor of Moscow, Sergey Sobyanin. The Forum’s international partner is the Urban Land Institute in London, UK. The programme directorate of the Forum is represented by the Moscow Institute of Media, Architecture and Design, Strelka.