Moscow takes lead among major emerging global cities


Moscow gained the leader position in the rating of major emerging global cities for the first time in its history, said the Mayor of Moscow Sergey Sobyanin at the Moscow Urban Forum on June 30.

“Our colleagues from PwC year on year conduct research of emerging global cities, including Beijing, Dubai, Shanghai. We always make the top three, being ranked second last year. This year Moscow has come out on the top among the major emerging global cities,” said Sergey Sobyanin.

According to him, this is a great achievement of the team of the city government and the Muscovites themselves.

Moscow Urban Forum 2016 was launched on Thursday, June 30, at the Central Exhibition Hall “Manege”. It is devoted to “Fast-growing mega-cities: technologies of dynamic development”. The forum was opened by the Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin.

The Moscow Urban Forum has established itself as an important international event for discussions between some of world’s most acknowledged experts in city planning and urban development. Discussed are the opportunities and challenges that are vital for modern megacities and the growth perspectives of global cities not only in the context of economy and efficient management, but through the eyes of an individual citizen as well.

This year, Urban Forum is focusing on new session formats, implying participation of representatives of more than 30 cities of Russia and the world. International delegations consist of 120 experts from Europe, USA, Mexico, India, Japan and other countries.

More than 60 business events and more than 50 Festival events are scheduled in the framework of the Forum.

The program of the Urban Forum is available on the website

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