PROSPECTA leads round-table at Climate Forum in Moscow
On August 22, 2017, a round-table on green urban planning and housing renewal was held as part of the Russian Cities Climate Forum in Moscow.
The Forum was organized by the Moscow Department of Environmental Management and Protection. 'We will share our experience of sustainable development and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. We have significant experience and are ready to share it with [international experts], and we are also eager to learn about the situation in other Russian cities,' said Anton Kulbachevsky, head of the Department. Kulbachevsky noted that many countries are now concerned about climate problems, and said that 'Moscow is no exception'.

Participants of the round-table led by PROSPECTA discussed a number of issues, including the impact of climate factors on the housing renewal program in Moscow and climate risk assessment.The Forum also addressed issues of climate change and planning of future architectural projects, as well as modern approaches to the design of a sustainable urban environment.
Alexey Mikheev, Special Projects Director at PROSPECTA, acted as a moderator of the round-table. At the end of August 2017 a consortium of Asadov Architects Bureau, Engex engineering and consulting company and PROSPECTA was among finalists of an urban planning competition for renewal of housing in Moscow.

Several international and Russian experts on architecture and urban design spoke at the Forum. Reports were given by the eminent Danish architect and urban design consultant, Jan Gehl, and by Nicolas Buchoud, president of the Grand Paris Alliance for Metropolitan Development. Mr. Buchoud is also an expert at the Siberian Institute of the Future, and Director of the Research and Education Center for Urban Studies and Regional Development at Tomsk National Research University.

Other speakers included Dmitry Ivanov, a partner at ENGEX engineering and consulting company, Andrey Asadov, vice-president of the Russian Union of Architects, and the 'green' engineer Ilya Zavaleev of Russian company HPBS, which specializes in sustainable construction.

The Forum was held at the Manege Central Exhibition Hall in Moscow and was attended by about 7000 people, including international experts from 17 countries and representatives from 36 Russian regions. The Forum was dedicated to the Year of Ecology in Russia.

August 25, 2017
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