Business programme

The Character of a City Defined by Urban Habits

04 Jun , 10:00–11:15
Joining Forces to Advance Development
Pavilion G, conference hall G4
In partnership with DOM.RF

Urbanization and suburban development are both on the rise, as is the demand for higher living standards in cities. These factors, together with black swans such as the international economic crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic have all had a substantial impact on the life of cities today. The emphasis has shifted to building local multifunctional urban centres, increasing travel options and convenience, and creating green recreational spaces and water systems. Competition among global cities for human capital is also driving change. What principles and approaches to urban development should be cast aside, and which new ones should be adopted as a necessity? What are leading urban development projects based upon, and what principles are urban project initiators, experts, and developers guided by? How are cities responding to unpredictable events of global magnitude?

Zarina Doguzova, Head, Russian Federal Agency for Tourism
Nataliya Fishman, Assistant to the President of the Republic of Tatarstan for Public Spaces; Member of the Commission for Housing and Communal Services, Construction and Roads, Public Chamber of the Russian Federation

Khalifa Al Daboos, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Investment Corporation of Dubai
Fadi Jabri, Executive Officer, Principal, Global Business Group (MENA/CIS/India/Europe/Australia), Nikken Sekkei Ltd
Vitaly Mutko, Chief Executive Officer, DOM.RF
Lee Polisano, Founding Partner, President, PLP Architecture (online)
Nikita Stasishin, Deputy Minister of Construction, Housing and Utilities of the Russian Federation
Ion Cheban, Mayor of Chisinau City
Vladimir Yakushev, Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Urals Federal District

Front row participants
Anton Glushkov, President, Аssociation "National association of builders" (NOSTROY)
Dmitry Dyrmovsky, Chief Executive Officer, Speech Technology Center
Natalya Zubarevich, Professor of the Faculty of Geography, Lomonosov Moscow State University
Sergey Pereslegin, Publicist
Andrey Sebrant, Director of Marketing Services, Yandex