ISOCARP and the Moscow Urban Forum (Autonomous Non-Commercial Organization) made an agreement which entails a Young Planning Professionals National Workshop, intended for Russian and international young planners and being a part of Moscow Urban Forum activities.
The YPP workshop took place in Moscow, Russian Federation, from 8-13 December.
The theme of the workshop was REDEVELOPING THE MOSCOW EXHIBITION CENTER (VDNH).
Eleven international Young Planning Professionals and thirteen Russian ones participated in the workshop activities. ISOCARP Members Marjo van Lierop, Netherlands/Germany, and Lucasz Pancewicz, Poland, were the workshop coordinators.
Please download the final report of the workshop: YPP Moscow 2014_Final Report “Redevelopment of the VDNH Territory“
Presentation of results
Please download the final presentation of the workshop: Final Presentation “REDEVELOPMENT of VDNH TERRITORY”\
Please download the final poster of the workshop: Poster final
Opening of the workshop at the Moscow Exhibition Centre
Piotr Lorens, Vice-President of ISOCARP’s Young Planning Professionals program, started the event with a presentation of the workshops in 2012 in Perm and Pushkin. Mr. Lorens drew attention to the great influence of Russian culture and to the mentality of these events as a whole.
Alexander Antonov, the chief architect of the project of the Center for Spatial Information and an expert on territorial planning with the Union of Architects of Russia, noted the symbolism of ENEA (the Moscow Exhibition Centre) as the venue for the workshop: “ENEA – a real mix of nations and cultures.”
Continuing the theme of multiculturalism, Paul Nefedov, author of The Official Guide to the Exhibition Center, demonstrated archival photographs showing the centre’s development over 30-60 years. Mr. Nefedov dove into the history, considering the example of classical Russian architecture, as well as to trace the development of the exhibition spaces of the Nizhny Novgorod Russia Exhibition of Economic Achievements in 1889 to the present day.
Piotr Lorens and Alex Antonov on planning education
Watch this lecture-webinar (in Russian and English) with Alex Antonov and Piotr Lorens on the ISOCARP Young Planning Professionals Programme and planning education:
For more information on ISOCARP’s activities and network for Young Planning Professionals click here.
For more information on the workshop in Russian click here (or translate in Google).