Time to Decide: What can we do to make residential areas of Moscow better?


Strelka will host a two day-long public discussion of the look and feel of Moscow microrayons and of how to make them more functional, convenient and pleasant to live in. Almost all the microrayons built under the Soviet Union are not suitable for comfortable living, and residents still have a hard time seeing the microrayons now as their space for living and communicating with others. One can mentally divide the space of these neighborhoods into two categories: courtyards, on the one hand, as a space for neighborly interactions. On the other hand, there are public spaces, including streets, small neighborhood parks and city squares. The conference will focus on discussing these two different kinds of urban space.