Mayor Topbaş was welcomed politely by his counterpart Mr. Sergei Sobyanin, the Mayor of the City of Moscow yesterday.
The forum’s key theme will be “The Era of Agglomerations: A New World Map.” The event will bring together foreign experts, urbanists, sociologists, economists and government officials.
The forum will comprise a business programme, a city festival, a developers’ expo and experimental labs.
The experts will discuss efficient models for city administration and evaluate the best ways to manage the Moscow agglomeration between 6 – 7 July, 2017.
They will also speak about the current development of Tokyo, Seoul, New York City, London, Beijing, Shanghai and Buenos-Aires.
The Moscow Urban Forum is an annual international conference on urban development, architecture, economy and strategic planning in cities. The first such forum was held in 2011. In 2016, it brought together 17,000 people, among them participants from 42 countries.
In all, the forum will bring together about 400 experts; 150 of them will come from abroad.