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International Conference «Factors and Tools of Metropolitan Regions Development» 21-23 October 2013

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The main objective of the conference is to study foreign and Russian experience in research, modeling and design of the development of modern metropolitan regions. Projects of development in Greater Paris, Moscow, Saint-Petersburg and other larger world cities will be presented in the reports and speeches of Russian and foreign colleagues. Experience in implementing large transport and infrastructure projects that can have significant long-term impact on socio-economic development of metropolitan regions will also be addressed.

Why some metropolitan areas are progressing more successfully than others? What is their role in the development of institutional factors, human capital, transportation and infrastructure, industrial specialization? It is of great practical and scientific interest to find it out and the discussion is proposed to formulate conclusions and suggestions for approaches to modeling, assessing and design of cities, the most effective policies to increase and maintain the global competitiveness of metropolitan regions.

International Conference
«Factors and Tools of Metropolitan Regions Development»
21-23 October 2013

 

Head organiser – National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE Center for Market Studies and Spatial Economics)

Co-organiser – ICSER «Leontief Centre»

 

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SUMMARY

The main objective of the conference is to study foreign and Russian experience in research, modeling and design of the development of modern metropolitan regions. Projects of development in Greater Paris, Moscow, Saint-Petersburg and other larger world cities will be presented in the reports and speeches of Russian and foreign colleagues. Experience in implementing large transport and infrastructure projects that can have significant long-term impact on socio-economic development of metropolitan regions will also be addressed.

 

Why some metropolitan areas are progressing more successfully than others? What is their role in the development of institutional factors, human capital, transportation and infrastructure, industrial specialization? It is of great practical and scientific interest to find it out and the discussion is proposed to formulate conclusions and suggestions for approaches to modeling, assessing and design of cities, the most effective policies to increase and maintain the global competitiveness of metropolitan regions.

 PROGRAMME

 Day I. 21 October 2013, Monday, the Park Inn Pribaltiyskaya hotel

 FIRST PLENARY SESSION of the Forum 10:00-12:15

Legal Basis for Planning: what change the Law on State Strategic Planning

(conference hall Blue 4 + Blue 5)

 Coffee-break 12:15-12:30

 
Session 1, 12:30 – 14:00, conference hall Blue 2

 
The Development of Greater Paris: research, projects, feasibility studies

Moderator: Jacques-François Thisse, Greater Paris Corporation, Scientific Council of Economists, Chairman; HSE Center for Market Studies and Spatial Economics, Academic Supervisor.

 
Reports:

The New Grand Paris Project: History and Context

Etienne Guyot, Greater Paris Corporation, Chairman of the Executive Board

The Challenges of Economic and Social Development of the Metropolitan Area of Paris

Jean-Claude Prager, Greater Paris Corporation, Chief Economist

 

The Urban Context and Impact of the Project

Catherine Barbé, Greater Paris Corporation, Director of Strategic and Urban Affairs

 

Discussion

 

Lunch 14:00-15:00

 

Session 2, 15:00 – 17:00, conference hall Blue 2

 

Development of Moscow: key features of the strategy

for socio-economic and spatial development

 

Moderator: Leonid Limonov, ICSER «Leontief Centre», Director-Coordinator for Research Programmes

 

Reports:

Moscow agglomeration - a vision of development (on the materials of the Big-Moscow competition) Maxim Perov, NIPI Genplana (Master Plan) of Moscow, Center for Regional Studies, Director; Member of the Union of Architects of Russia Strategic Goals of Moscow Development: international benchmarking Vladimir Klimanov, Institute for Public Finance Reform, Director Some aspects of the development of the Greater Moscow Iurrii Perelygin, Institute Lengiprogor, General Director

 

Discussion

 

Coffee-break 17:00-17:15

 

Session 3, 17:15 – 19:15, conference hall Blue 2

 

Cities and Metropolitan Areas of Russia

 

Moderator: Leonid Limonov, ICSER «Leontief Centre», Director-Coordinator for Research Programmes

 

Reports:

Factors and Trends of Big Russian Cities Development

Natalia Zubarevich, Independent Institute for Social Policy, Director of Regional Program

Evolution of Urban System in Russia: Dynamics, Structure and Factors

Evgeniya Kolomak, IEIE SB RAS, Head of sector

Special Aspects of the Formation of Metropolitan Areas in the Republic of Tatarstan

Nikolaj Vasiliev, Ministry for construction, architecture and housing of the Republic of Tatarstan, Department Head

Urban Agglomerations of the Ural Region: in search of an effective development model

Irina Turgel, Ural Institute of Presidential Academy, Deputy Director, Department Head

 

Discussion

 

Reception 19:30

 

Day II 22 October 2013, Thuesday, the Park Inn Pribaltiyskaya hotel

 

SECOND PLENARY SESSION of the Forum 09:30-11:30

Strategic and Spatial Planning: Policy of Multipolar Development (conference hall 4+5)

Speeches (to be refined)

Agglomerations as the Growth Points

Sergej Nazarov, Ministry of Regional Development of the Russian Federation, Deputy Minister

The Development of the Ring of Urban Agglomerations in the Central Macroregion of Russia

Vladimir Gruzdev, Governor of the Tula Region

Strategic Projects of the Republic of Tatarstan: Formation of Metropolitan Region, uniting the Growing Points of the Republic

Ildar Khalikov, Prime Minister of the Republic of Tatarstan

The New Grand Paris Project: History and Context

Guyot Etienne, Greater Paris Corporation, Chairman of the Executive Board

Efficiency of Investments in Transport Infrastructure

Mikhail Dmitriev, Center of Strategic Research, President

Strategy of Development of the City of Samara as a core of agglomeration

Dmitrii Azarov, Head of the city of Samara

 

Coffee-break 11:30-11:45

 

 

Session 4, 11-45 – 13-30, conference hall Blue 2

 

The development of Greater Paris: research, projects, feasibility studies

 

Moderators:

* Jacques-François Thisse, Greater Paris Corporation, Scientific Council of Economists, Chairman; HSE Center for Market Studies and Spatial Economics, Academic Supervisor

* Leonid Limonov, ICSER «Leontief Centre», Director-Coordinator for Research Programmes

 

Reports:

The Management of the Grand Paris Express Project

Didier Bense, Greater Paris Corporation, Executive General Manager

The Social and Economic Impact of the Project

Emile Quinet, Ecole nationale des ponts et chaussees, Emeritus Professor

 

Discussion

 

Lunch 13:30-14:30

 

Session 5, 14-30 – 16-15, conference hall Blue 2

 

Improving the Competitiveness of the Regional Centres (international practices)

 

Moderator – Boris Zhikharevich, ICSER «Leontief Centre», Resource Centre for Strategic Planning, Director

 

Reports:

Modernization of metropolitan regions and their infrastructures as a new factor of urban development : the experience of Japan and Asia, the message to Russia Iwao Ohashi, Nomura Research Institute, Moscow branch, General Director Managing the development of the Metropolitan Washington Region Geraldine Gardner, the German Marshall Fund, Urban and Regional Policy Program, Director, Olga Gerasimova, ICSER "Leontief Centre", Researcher The integration of strategic and spatial planning on the example of Germany (project Ruhr agglomeration) Pavel Spirin, OAO " NIIP Gradostroitelstva (Urban Planning), Deputy Director

Discussion

 

Coffee-break 16:15-16:30

 

Session 6, 16-30 – 18-15, conference hall Blue 2

 

St. Petersburg and Moscow: approaches to studying and justification

of the development of metropolitan regions

 

Moderator: Vladimir Knyaginin, Center for Strategic «North-West», Director

 

Opening address Tatiana Timofeeva, Deputy Chairman of the Committee for Economic Policy and Strategic Planning of St. Petersburg Transformation of the "gray zone" into the zone of development: transport and communication approach Christian Horn, "Rethink" (office of the built environment, Paris), Director Mikhail Petrovich, “Laboratoriya Gradoplanirovaniya” (Laboratory for Urban Planning), General Director Polycentric metropolitan areas of Moscow and St. Petersburg – real-time or only strategic perspective? Anton Finogenov, Institute of Territoriall Planning " Urbanika", Director General Green Spaces in Moscow : the Evolution of the Management System Oksana Klimanova, Moscow State University, Department of Geography, Associate Professor.

Discussion

19:00 Cocktail

 

Day III 23 October, Wednesday, ICSER «Leontief Centre»

 

Session 7, 10-00 – 12-00, conference-hall

St. Petersburg – Analysis of the Strategic Planning Experience

Moderator – Irina Karelina, ICSER «Leontief Centre», General Director

 

Reports:

Strategic Planning in St. Petersburg in 1995-2003: analysis of the methodology evolution Boris Zhikharevich, ICSER «Leontief Centre», Resource Center for Strategic Planning, Director Strategy for Socio- Economic Development of St. Petersburg till 2030: key concepts and priorities Leonid Limonov, ICSER «Leontief Centre», Director - Coordinator of Research Programmes

St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region: analysis of the problems for the metropolitan area development Artur Batchayev, ICSER «Leontief Centre», Head of Strategic Planning Department

Discussion

Coffee-break

 

Session 8, 12-15 – 14-15, conference-hall

 

The role of the Kazan agglomeration in the strategy for the development

of the Republic of Tatarstan

 

Moderator: Leonid Limonov, ICSER «Leontief Centre», Director-Coordinator for Research Programmes

 

Reports:

Methodological approaches to the Strategy for the Development of the Republic of Tatarstan till 2030 Vladimir Gritskikh, State Council of the Republic of Tatarstan

Potential and Prospects of the metropolitan region of KANCh - Kazan, Almetievsk, Naberezhnye Chelny Mikhail Petrovich, “Laboratoriya Gradoplanirovaniya” (Laboratory for Urban Planning), General Director Socio-cultural characteristics of the Republic of Tatarstan and the Labor Market of the Kazan agglomeration Victor Voronkov, Centre for Independent Social Research, President

Discussion

 

Closing Session: Summing-up of the conference, 14-15 – 15-00

Moderators:

* Jacques-François Thisse, Greater Paris Corporation, Scientific Council of Economists, Chairman; HSE Center for Market Studies and Spatial Economics, Academic Supervisor

* Leonid Limonov, ICSER «Leontief Centre», Director-Coordinator for Research Programmes

 

Summing-up of the sessions

Discussion

 

Closing lunch: 15-00 – 17-00