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.