CENTER Agency invites you to participate in the 2nd International Urban Forum 'Designing the Future'

24 October, 2019

The Agency for Strategic Development “CENTER” participates in a unique project for the North Caucasus. It is the operator and program directorate of the 2nd International Urban Forum 'Designing the Future'. This event, designated to gather the best architects, urbanists and city planners of the region and federal experts, is organized by the Republic of Dagestan, the Dagestan Committee for Architecture and Urban Planning with the support of Derbent Urban District and the I Love Derbent Charity Foundation.

On November 20 and 21, 2019, the city of Makhachkala in the Republic of Dagestan, Russia, will host the forum. The event will be held at “Russia is my history” historical park, Makhachkala, I. Shamil avenue, 31G. The main objective of the event is to introduce the cities of the Republic of Dagestan to a unique urban development policy that will both respect the local cultural values and utilize the best practices adopted in Russian and European cities (while ensuring that such practices do not clash with the region’s social and historical context).

As part of the forum, strategic priorities for the development of cities and territories of the Republic of Dagestan will be specified, an analysis of growth points and limiting factors will be performed, and vectors of development of region’s cities and territories, as well as prospects for scaling the best projects will be defined. The forum aims to create conditions for dialogue between public authorities, business and society, increase confidence in the region development strategy being implemented and provide young professionals with access to unique architectural and urban expertise.

During the forum, experts will evaluate the main directions for the development of the unique architectural profile of the cities of the Republic of Dagestan, and, in the long term, according to the forum results, the professional community will have the opportunity to adopt evaluated algorithms for implementing the development concepts for the territories of the Republic of Dagestan, taking into account the distinguishing characteristics of the urban environment, sociocultural and historical factors, as well as economy management practice. In addition, the forum results will support improvements in the region’s design process quality and the professional level of designers.

Representatives of architectural, development, consulting, management companies, field-specific departments and administrative entities, public organizations, media and students of field-specific universities are invited to participate in the forum. Vladimir Vasilyev, Head of the Republic of Dagestan, will open the forum.

Register here to participate in the forum.