A plenary session on behalf of Russia

Name: From smart city to empathic city

Summary: Rather than simply putting up buildings we need to create a comfortable living environment for people


The real estate sector is rapidly changing, leaving methods and technologies behind that were once considered to be fundamental. The downtown area of a city has long since ceased to be the only center of gravity for residents as the mono-centric model of urban development has now been replaced by the poly-centric model, at least in Russia. And it's no longer just Moscow that's implementing a renovation program. Other Russian regions have taken up the initiative as well. And we're not just talking about residential housing but about public housing and the entire urban environment as a whole.

The topic of transitioning from a «smart city» to a new technological space has become more and more acute. It is an ecosystem that not only knows how to respond to changing patterns of human and business activity, but also adapts to them, ensuring qualitative growth.


Management, heads of development and employees of developer companies, contractors, designers and architects, analysts, real estate agents and consultants. As well as representatives of the Ministry of Construction, Dom.RF, the construction sector of Moscow, regional development corporations.

Key topics to be discussed

  • How will business completely revamp the construction industry to meet customer needs?
  • How do we go about making our cities safe, comfortable and in general great places to work and live in for various social strata of society? How do we integrate migrants into our cities without stepping on anybody's toes?
  • Which developers will weather out the changes in the construction market?
  • How is the development of cross-partner programs with retail, communications, service and IT companies going to help developers better meet customer expectations?
  • What new technologies are going to help developers not just survive but actually make their business more profitable?
  • Is a revival of green construction possible in Russia?