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Moscow today is one of the world’s leading urban centres in terms of its infrastructural development. In 2018, the city joined the Top-25 cities for infrastructure, ranking 19th among such centres as Buenos Aires, Dubai, Milan, Sydney, Toronto, Los Angeles, New York, London, and Seoul. Moscow is undergoing through many wide-scale transformations, involving innovative construction solutions, adapting spacing options and infrastructure for changing requirements, whether they are economic, environmental, technological, social or cultural.

Megacities of the Future is a series of webinars presented by the HSE University’s faculty on the following topics:

  • urban space layout;
  • developing «smart cities»;
  • using AI in urban planning;
  • new engineering solutions for «smart cities»;
  • what projects can be entrusted to robots;
  • the «Internet of Things» — a key part of the future megacity;
  • how data science can be used to shape the future;
  • IT as a construction instrument;
  • current urban design trends;
  • management in science, technology, and innovation;
  • accuracy of mathematical calculations in urban planning.

Fields of study

Schedule of webinars

October 10

The Economics of Future Transportation Systems

Lecturer: Roman Zakharenko
International College of Economics and Finance

October 17

Survival in the Future of Media

Lecturer: Oleg Dmitriev
Faculty of Communications, Media, and Design / School of Media

October 24

Fintech Ecosystem and Landscape in Russia: How Have Fintech Innovations Changed Our Life and the Life of Big Cities?

Lecturer: Elena Dimova
Economic Consultant of the Financial & Economic Department of Techinvest LLC
                                                        Master's Programme "Financial Analyst", Banking Institute

October 31

Global Trends for Megacities: Challenges and Windows of Opportunities

Lecturer – Alexander Chulok 
Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge

November 7

The Culture of the Russian Megapolis: Modern structures, Communities and Processes

Lecturers: Olga Simonova, Dmitry Popov
School of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences

November 14

What Awaits Us in the Future: How to be Successful and in Demand in a Rapidly Changing World?

Lecturer: Nadia Khort
Shukhov Lab - Laboratory for Experimental Urban Design

November
21

How to Look at the City: Strategies and Tools for Critical Analysis of Urban Landscapes 

Lecturer: Sofya Gavrilova 
Shukhov Lab  - Laboratory for Experimental Urban Design

November 28

The Future City Challenge of Privacy in Public Space

Lecturer: Paulina Smykouskaya 
Shukhov Lab - Laboratory for Experimental Urban Design

December 5

Russian Cities Specifics: Linked to the Life-Course

Lecturer: Victoria Antonova
Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences

December 12

Urban Inequality and Development

Lecturer: Vladimir Kozlov
Institute of Demography

 

 

Our lecturers

Evgeny Kucheryavy

Chief Research Fellow, MIEM HSE

Lev Shchur

Professor, Joint Department with RAS Dorodnicyn Computing Centre, MIEM HSE

Alexandra Staruseva-Persheeva

Lecturer, HSE Art and Design School

Tatiana Fadeeva

Senior Lecturer, HSE Art and Design School

Alexander Chulok

Associate Professor, Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge

Alexey Neznanov

Associate Professor, School of Data Analysis and Artificial Intelligence, Faculty of Computer Science

Nadezhda Khort

Laboratory Head, Shukhov Lab, Laboratory for Experimental Urban Design

Marina Kozak

Director, International Education & Training Advisory Centre

Benito Juarez

Founder of the first Fab Lab in South America and the Latin America Fab Lab Network

Vadim Smakhtin

CTO, Partner at Habidatum, software engineer

Vicente Guallart

Head of Shukhov Lab, Laboratory for Experimental Urban Design

Vladimir A. Kozlov

Associate Professor, Institute of Demography

Paulina Smykovskaya 

Data Protection Officer at Avito.ru

Sofya Gavrilova

Tutor at Master’s programme ‘Prototyping future cities’

Roman Zakharenko

Associate Professor, School of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences

Olga A. Simonova

Associate Professor, School of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences

Viktoria K. Antonova

Professor, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences

Oleg Dmitriev

Professor, Academic Supervisor of “International News Production” Master’s Programme.

Dmitry Popov

Associate Professor, School of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences

Elena Dimova

Consultant of the Financial & Economic Department of Techinvest LLC

Сontacts

Ekaterina Sintsova

Project Manager, International Education & Training Advisory Centre

Email: esintsova@hse.ru
Phone: +7 495 772 9590 *27613
Address: room D619, 11 Pokrovsky Bulvar, Pokrovka Complex, Moscow 109028
Working Hours: 10:30-19:00, Monday-Friday

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