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Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to send you the latest information letter on the Moscow Urban Forum!

The Moscow Urban Forum is an international conference on city development, urbanism and associated disciplines. As a discussion platform the Forum provides an opportunity for a dialogue as equals between experts, investors and potential partners interested in the implementation of various projects related to the development of Moscow’s infrastructure.

The key theme of the 2013 Forum is "Megacities: Success Beyond the Centre". The Forum will take place on December 5-6 in the Manezh Central Exhibition Hall. Also a City Festival will be organized on December 7 as a part of the Forum.

The Forum is held annually under the auspices of the Moscow City Government in conjunction with the World Bank. The Forum's international partner is Urban Land Institute. The program Directorate is represented by Strelka institute for media, architecture and design.

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    • Manezh Central Exhibition Hall 16 С mosurbanforum.com In conjunction with the World Bank
    • The World Bank has become a partner of the Moscow Urban Forum 2013 “ World Bank The World Bank was a partner of the Moscow Urban Forum in 2011. Cooperation with the World Bank highlights the social significance and global scale of the event. Going forward we are interested in continuing our joint work, performing research with the support of the World Bank, and participating in its international programmes “ Olga Papadina, General Director of the Moscow Urban Forum D uring the first day of the Forum, which will focus on the global agenda in the sphere of city development, with the support of the World Bank a session will be held on strategic planning. The World Bank will involve leading specialists on urbanism, who will share with their Russian colleagues the results of their research and experience of interaction between local authorities and non-government organisations – experience of joint work on the development of the outer areas of cities. In addition, as part of the cooperation the Forum’s organisers will invite the World Bank’s specialists to participate in a session on publicprivate partnerships. Headquarters of the World Bank in Washington, USA 2 www.mosurbanforum.com
    • New speakers at the Forum World renowned specialists in the sphere of urbanism have confirmed their participation in the Forum and the list of participants continues to grow. We would like to introduce some of the new speakers. Silvio Torres: Sir Edward Lister: how can cities be effectively A British approach governed? to urbanism The well-known Brazilian politician, Silvio Torres, whose political career began in 1983 with his election to the post of Mayor in his home city of Sao Jose do Rio Pardo, is currently Secretary of Housing of the State of Sao Paulo and Vice President of the Brazilian National Forum of Secretaries of Housing and Urban Development. At the Moscow Urban Forum, based on the experience of Brazil’s largest developing city, Sao Paulo, Silvio Torres will talk on how through the application of principles of effective urban planning, depressed outer areas of a city can be made into districts which are comfortable for life and leisure, and will share innovations developed by Brazilian specialists in the sphere of residential construction and design. Sir Edward Lister is the Deputy Mayor of London for Policy and Planning, and the Mayor’s Chief of Staff. His responsibilities include leading on budgets and administration, co-ordinating the implementation of the Mayor’s priorities and much more. Prior to his appointment as Deputy Mayor, for 19 years Sir Edward Lister served as Council Leader for the borough of Wandsworth in London, and thanks to him it was pronounced the most successful value for money local authority in England, partly due to his successfull oversight of the London Plan and Community Infrastructure Levy. Sir Edward will share his experience with the delegates of the Moscow Urban Forum. Gabriella Gomez Mont: Roger Bayley: Can art save a megacity? What is sustainable development of a megacity? Gabriella Gomez Mont was born and lives in one of the world’s largest and most populated cites, Mexico City, and has experienced first hand all of the problems of a megacity. The Laboratorio para la Ciudad research centre she founded is an experimental space in which specialists from different disciplines discuss and create projects on the intersection of urbanism, culture and art. The laboratory has now been incorporated into the city’s official structure for a period of 6 years. Gabriella Gomez Mont will share the successful experience of this work with delegates of the Moscow Urban Forum. 3 The theme of urban planning and design, taking into account environmental requirements and efficient energy supply, will be explored at the Forum by a renowned specialist in this sphere, Roger Bayley. His most famous project, the Olympic Village in Vancouver, is the largest sustainable community in North America and was awarded the LEED platinum certificate. During his presentation at the Forum, Roger Bayley will talk on why it is necessary to change existing approaches to urban development, what changes need to be made in urban planning, design and construction in order to improve the urban environment and the quality of life of residents. www.mosurbanforum.com
    • City Festival This year for the first time, the Moscow Urban Forum will hold a City Festival on urbanism. The Festival Day will provide the opportunity for all those interested to participate in discussions on improving the urban environment in the city, and facilitate a dialogue between the Forum’s delegates, the Moscow Government and Moscow’s residents 4 “ The development of the outer areas of the city and the decentralisation of culture is one of the Moscow Department of Culture’s key tasks. At present more than half of the city’s cultural institutions are located beyond the Third Transport Ring, which makes them difficult to visit for Moscow’s residents. We are confident that specialists in the sphere of urbanism, together with Moscow’s citizens, will be able to develop new approaches to the development of the residential suburbs and will provide recommendations on how to create new centres of attraction in them – modern cultural centres using new approaches to the development of cities “ T he programme of the third day will include exhibitions, discussions, round tables, lectures, workshops, film festivals, as well as ”lunches with the neighbours” and presentations by creative workers in the so-called Pecha-Kucha style. The Festival’s events will take place at more than 20 sites throughout the city and, in line with the Forum’s main theme, the majority will be located beyond Moscow’s Garden Ring. The Festival’s key venues will be the Zil Cultural Centre, http:// zilcc.ru/ and Technopolis Moscow http://www.technomoscow.ru/ en/. Especially for students and young specialists, there will be open lectures on urbanism by the Forum’s key foreign speakers. A series of exhibitions will form an important part of the Festival Day and will take place in both the large cultural venues mentioned above, and a range of museums and galleries. The main events include Sergei Kapkov, Moscow Government Minister and Head of the Department of Culture of Moscow the “Archaeology of the Periphery” exposition, based on a research project launched by the Moscow Urban Forum in order to determine the main trends in relation to the development of the outer areas of megacities. The Festival’s programme will also be of interest to film enthusiasts – on 7 December the Sputnik and Salyut cinemas will host film festivals. The Beat Film Festival, focusing on new documentary films, has prepared a programme of five international films on urbanism covering the theme of development of the outer areas of cities. The EcoCup environmental film festival will feature short documentary films on city farming, guerrilla gardening and waste segregation. Details of the schedule and an interactive map providing information on the Festival Day’s events are available on the Moscow Urban Forum’s website at: fest.mosurbanforum.ru www.mosurbanforum.com
    • Programme of the Moscow Urban Forum 2013 – Focus on new points of growth beyond the centre 5 “ We are compiling the event’s programme in such a way, so that Russian and international experts, delegations from the world’s largest megacities, members of the Moscow Government and the federal authorities, as well as representatives of business, will participate in each discussion. The Forum’s main objective is to unite theory and practice, and to achieve a dialogue between the state and business in order to resolve socially significant issues “ J ust under one month remains till the start of the Moscow Urban Forum, which will take place from the 5-7 December in Moscow. The work on the Forum’s programme is in full swing. Details of the Forum’s programme of presentations, speakers and participants are being confirmed every day and we would like to share this news with you. The first two days of the Forum will be held in the Manezh Central Exhibition Hall. The agenda of the first "global" day of the Forum features 11 sessions devoted to multi-million inhabitant global cities, including Moscow, London, Paris, Madrid, Berlin, Sao Paulo, Istanbul and Beijing. Attention will be focused on issues of identity, the state of the environment, governance of agglomerations, investment attractiveness, and experience in relation to overcoming crisis situations. On the second day, December 6, the Forum’s participants will address the problems and potential of Moscow. During the discussions, Russian and foreign experts will consider the prospects of Big Moscow, the potential for development of industrial zones, issues related to the development of inherited Soviet infrastructure and other aspects of city life. A significant part of the "Moscow" day will be devoted to the theme of the economic development of areas outside the city centre. Plans to reallocate investments outside the Garden Ring will be discussed during three sessions considering the issue from different perspectives. The first plenary session will open with an address from Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin, and over the course of two days more than 20 different sessions will take place, as well as four large plenary sessions, attended by around 2,000 delegates. Participants in the Forum will include official representatives of the world’s largest cities, leading experts in the sphere of urbanism and representatives of the business community. Olga Papadina, General Director of the Moscow Urban Forum www.mosurbanforum.com
    • See you at the Third Moscow Urban Forum! 5-7 December 2013 Subscribe to the Forum news mosurbanforum.com Contacts of the Organizational Committee of the MUF +7 (495) 788 35 84 welcome@mosurbanforum.ru 22 Voznesensky Lane, Moscow, 125009 6 www.mosurbanforum.com