Roundtable discussion on innovations in the system of design approval in Moscow


On Friday, March 25, a roundtable discussion on innovations in the system of project documentation approval in Moscow will be held within the context of UrbanTalks, the Moscow Urban Forum project.

Today, the system of urban development regulations in Russia is being actively reformed. The start for innovations was set in 2012, when the Russian government issued a “road map” to reduce administrative barriers in construction.

Methodical effort on reduction of administrative barriers in construction sector is carried out in Moscow. According Doingbusiness ranking, Moscow has increased the indicator “Dealing with Construction Permits” since 2012 by more than 2.5 times – from 26 to 66 points. One of the most important achievements of the city government on the issue of reduction of administrative barriers in the construction industry was introduction of the system of public services in electronic format.

Another field of concern for optimization of town-planning activity management system – the elimination of unnecessary procedures and reduction of timing for consideration of applications of developers.

At the same time the process of reducing administrative barriers is not linear, sometimes instead of canceled procedures and rules the new ones are imposed. For example, the changes in the Air Code of the Russian Federation, according to which the construction projects in 30 km area around the airport must receive an approval. New regulations are forcing the authorities to review the already prepared master plans of territories.

It can be noted that town-planning activity management system in Moscow and in Russia itself is now experiencing reforms, so the questions of implemented and future changes are of great interest for market players.

Urban Talks is a scientific and educational project of the Moscow Urban Forum. City planning specialists exchange opinions on various practical aspects in order to find solutions to current issues of urban development, to discuss emerging trends and issues that may require a more serious study in a short in near future.


  • Sergey Levkin, Head of the Moscow Department of Urban Planning Policy;
  • Natalia Antipina, State Secretary, Deputy head of the Ministry of Construction of Russia;
  • Dmitry Volkov, public official of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives (ASI)  in Moscow;
  • Leonid Kazinets, President of the National Association of Property Developers;
  • Tatyana Tikova, Vice-President of PSN Group;
  • Lyubov Tsvetkova, Chairman of the Board, Association of Investors of Moscow (AIMOS);
  • Nadezhda Kosareva, Head of the Institute of Urban Economics;
  • Ivan Romanov, managing Director of LSR Group in Moscow.

The list of invited also include: Simeon Dyankov, professor, member of board of directors of the New Economic School (NES); Sergey Gordeev, President of GC PIC; Alyona Deryabina, CEO of the Don-Story Invest company; Alexander Ponomarenko, CEO of JSC Mosvodokanal; Roman Bevzenko, professor of the School of the private Law under the Government of the Russian Federation, partner in the legal firm Pepelyaev Group.

10:30 a.m. – 12:15p.m.

Sector A, 36, New Arbat street

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