From February 8 to 13, 2020, the World Urban Forum 10, the largest international urban development event created by the United Nations in 2001 to discuss the most pressing tasks of cities around the world, including sustainable development, urbanization, and overcoming the negative effects of climate, was held in Abu Dhabi. changes. The theme of the forum in 2020 is “Cities of Opportunity: Connecting Culture and Innovation”.
This year Russia participated in the congress for the first time, and the Moscow Urban Forum acted as the operator of participation. The Moscow booth was the largest in the framework of the exposition of the World Urban Forum and a day before the opening it became a point of attraction for guests. The interactive stand included a business program area, a lounge area stylized as Zaryadye Park with living plants, a Moscow Map multimedia complex showing Moscow projects on a city map at a scale of 1: 7400, a model of the Big City at a scale of 1: 400 representing the development of the territory and the One Tower project, an interactive "scanner" representing key objects of the capital.
The business program of the stand was held from February 9 to 11, each day was devoted to a separate area of urban development: the quality of the urban environment, technology and transport, culture and tourism. International experts such as Guy Perry, Vice President of Urban Planning and Design, McKinsey & Company, Federico Paralotto, Director, Mobility in Chain, Greg Lindsey, Head of Mobility, NewCities Foundation, took part in the discussion of sustainable development strategies at the Moscow booth. Wilma Jurkute, Director, Alserkal Arts Quarter and other forum participants.
Metropolis Company always shows great interest in significant industry events in the world. The forum’s delegates from the company were Mohamed Nasser, Commercial Director, and Alla Seryogina, Marketing Director. The attention of foreign colleagues was also attracted by the objects in which Metropolis participated, namely the Palace of Rythmic Gymnastics Irina Viner-Usmanova and the Luzhniki Grand Sports Arena. Mohamed Nasser actively interacted with the participants of the forum’s business program and spoke about the possibilities of designing technically complex objects.