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This year it will be held in a hybrid format.

The tenth annual Moscow Urban Forum (MUF) will be held in a hybrid format for the first time. It provides for offline and online participation of Russian and foreign experts, said the Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Urban Development Policy and Construction. Andrey Bochkarev.

“This year, more than 450 speakers will take part in the forum, of which more than half of the participants will meet at the IUF site in full-time format in specially equipped halls of the business program, another 191 foreign speakers will be connected to the discussions via teleconference,” said Andrey Bochkarev.

Everyone will be able to join the discussions at Forum website and ask questions to speakers using an interactive online platform. It was specially designed for this year’s forum. Access to the platform will open on July 1.

In connection with the new restrictions introduced due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the work of the forum sites is organized taking into account all preventive requirements and security measures. Participants with a negative PCR test will be able to attend offline events.

The topic of this year’s forum is “Superstar Cities. Lessons from Successful Transformation ”. The business part of the program will take place on July 1 and 2. The first day of the forum will be devoted to discussing the global challenges facing megalopolises, highlighting successful projects and cases of urban transformations in different cities of the world over the past 10 years. On the second day, participants will discuss forecasting new potential challenges, cutting edge projects for the future and developing international cooperation.

“Improving the quality of life of city dwellers is one of the development priorities of Moscow. We achieve this goal through the implementation of megaprojects – housing, transport and, of course, related to the most demanded area now – healthcare. At the forum, we want to discuss the results of large-scale transformations of megacities over the past decades, and develop the most successful solutions and methods for designing the future of the world’s largest agglomerations, including taking into account such global challenges of our time as a pandemic, “added Andrei Bochkarev.

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Every year, within the framework of the Moscow Urban Forum, urban communities, independent projects, individuals and start-ups that have made a significant contribution to the development of Moscow are awarded the prize MUF Community Awards… The competition evaluates the contribution of organizations and individuals to strengthening the capital’s image as one of the leading global metropolitan areas.

The nominees for this year’s award have already been selected by an expert council, and the winners will be determined by a public vote on the Internet. It will last until June 30 inclusive. The award ceremony will be held on July 2 at 20:00 on the website Moscow Urban Forum.

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