Program in PDF
The topic of The City.Details forum this year is ‘Local Projects: Development for Communities’. Projects conducted at the neighborhood level – whether they be the creation of a garden, a local museum, or a festival – give local residents a chance to directly participate in improvements made in the interests of their community. As partners in the planning process, locals are best suited to find solutions in harmony with the unique spirit of their neighborhoods. The forum’s discussions will be spread over six days and divided into six key local development topics:
  • Identity & Culture
  • Technology & Services
  • Urban Space
  • Sustainability
  • Community Engagement
  • My district program
Speakers from Russia and abroad will discuss local projects, new trends, and challenges in neighborhood development, as well as the role and place of communities in the city.
26 June
Identity & Culture
12:00 — 12:45
"Global Citizen or Local Resident: Neighborhoods' identity and citizens’ self-perception
13:00 — 13:45
Culture as a Service vs Culture as a Value: What’s more important for the neighborhood?
14:00 — 14:45
Creating your own identity. How to design a modern local museum?
15:00 — 15:45
Resident = Tourist: Local tourism as an identity driver
16:00 — 16:30
Attention to locality. Cultural strategy for the district
27 June
Technology & Services
12:00 — 12:45
Netflix vs Movie Theaters: How did consumption of the local services change because of the pandemic?
13:00 — 13:40
The district as a smartphone: An overview of local digital solutions
13:45 — 14:30
Minecraft cities. Neighborhood design through the game
14:35 — 15:20
Small Data: how to evaluate the impact of local projects?
15:25 — 16:05
Life in an experimental neighborhood: How does the vision of the future change?
16:10 — 16:35
Hyperlocal world: How do technologies change our perception of space?
28 June
Urban Space
17:00 — 17:45
Never asked. «Unseen» ciizens and local environment
18:00 — 18:45
Projects to encourage. How to launch a local project and find understanding from the city?
19:00 — 19:45
Green revolution. Guide for the successful local gardening
20:00 — 20:25
Farm Cultural Park. From abandoned yards to the international cultural center
29 June
17:00 — 17:45
Resilient neighborhood. What is sustainability and resilience at the local level?
17:55 — 18:30
Business district. How to make the district the center of jobs?
18:45 — 19:25
Cycling around: Local infrastructure for micromobility
19:30 — 19:50
Lean technology: Creating sustainable development for municipalities
30 June
Community Engagement
17:00 — 17:45
Scale of engagement: Participatory planning in the big cities
18:00 — 18:45
Blank spots: How to deal with a lack of communities at the local level?
19:00 — 19:40
Cheer up the neighborhood! Recipes for informal urbanism
1 July
My district program
12:00 — 12:45
Ideas for the neighborhood. Environment, community, identity
13:00 — 13:45
Pets in Moscow: How to address the interests of pet owners?
14:00 — 14:45
Map of the future. Results of foresight sessions on the development of Moscow’s districts
The forum was organized with the support of the Moscow City Government as part of the My District program:
1. Spreading knowledge about the various hardscape elements used to design urban environments in cities around the world.
2. Facilitating a cultural exchange of knowledge about the various hardscape elements used by different peoples and nationalities in designing urban environments.
3. Providing information to interested parties about the various types of hardscape elements available and ways of using them to design urban environments.
4. Training on how to create hardscape elements for urban environments using videos containing illustrations and examples.