Polycentrism. New urban agglomeration Round Table

Polycentrism. New urban agglomeration Round Table

27.05.2013

The modern metropolis, being the "locomotive" of the global economy, have a more complex organization than their predecessors of the XX century. Today, new urban agglomerations emergence, they extend far beyond the historic core. Economic activity centers are located in different parts of the urban space.
The large areas emergence is a major factor in forming a new urban environment. Typical for many world capitals, polycentric model replaces the prevailing model of centralization. This trend has something in common with the urbanization trends changing on the whole: the population seeks to develop the next urban areas, due to environmental issues, population density, the rhythm of life, the development of communication means and IT-infrastructure.
Due to the fact that the city's resources are limited, efficient development should take into account new requirements: the transport situation, the need for a sufficient number of parking spaces, associated infrastructure.

Key issues:

- What is the prognosis can be made for expanding the boundaries of St. Petersburg?
- What methods will be effective for the development of the metropolitan area of ​​St. Petersburg: “suburbanization” or “self-sufficient settlement”?
- Infrastructure provision of new urban neighborhoods — engineering, transport and social aspects.

Members:

- Dzhamel Klush, director of the AUC Bureau (France)
- Vladimir Schitinsky, director of the Russian State Scientific-Research and Design Institute of Urban Studies
- Vyacheslav Semenenko, the Secretary of the St. Petersburg City Planning Council
- Oleg Kharchenko, Olimpstroy Chief Architect, the former Saint Petersburg chief architect

Moderator:

Valery Gribanov, deputy editor of the “Kommersant in St. Petersburg” newspaper


Place: Hall of investment projects
Days: May, 27