Moscow Urban Forum Speakers

15.11.2013, 10:30
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Moscow Urban Forum “Megacities: Success Beyond the Centre”. Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design, forum programme developer, presents the speakers of this year.
Yasushi Aoyama, Professor at Meiji University, Tokyo, a doctor of political science and former Vice Governor of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. His areas of focus include international politics, city crisis management and disaster prevention and recovery, as well as the development of local governance.

His major achievements include managing the consequences of the volcano eruption on Miyake Island in 2000. Aoyama is currently heavily involved in teaching and charitable activity. His most famous work relates to his support of the inhabitants of Miyake Island, the majority of whom he was able to assist in deciding to return home after the catastrophe to continue their lives there. The list of organisations this expert is currently working with, includes over 30 charitable foundations, state organisations and universities. Aoyama has also written a series of books and articles on city governance,
including the well-known research, The City of Tokyo (2003).

Moscow Urban Forum Speakers

08.11.2013, 12:41
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Moscow Urban Forum “Megacities: Success Beyond the Centre”. Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design, forum programme developer, presents the speakers of this year.

Moscow Urban Forum Speakers

01.11.2013, 13:05
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Moscow Urban Forum “Megacities: Success Beyond the Centre”. Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design, forum programme developer, presents the speakers of this year.

Moscow Urban Forum Speakers

23.10.2013, 16:09
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Moscow Urban Forum “Megacities: Success Beyond the Centre”. Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design, forum programme developer, presents the speakers of this year.

“We think that traffic jams are going to be solved by building more roads. But that has never worked, anywhere in the world. Building more roads will just lead to more traffic jams.”

Enrique Peñalosa, Colombian politician and urban designer, Board of Directors President of Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (New York).

Moscow Urban Forum Speakers

18.10.2013, 10:31
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Moscow Urban Forum “Megacities: Success Beyond the Centre”. Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design, forum programme developer, presents the speakers of this year.


“The wall and the weaponised border function in a vaster ecology. That larger ecology helps explain the failures of government attempts to stop unauthorised migration via border controls. It might be argued that the Berlin wall “worked” on its own terms. True enough, but those
terms were far too narrow to keep a larger ecology from making it unworkable in the long term. It was not US tanks that brought the wall down. It was that larger ecology”. (via Opendemocracy.net)