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Management

Alexander Chulok: Megacities of the Future

Vladimir Kozlov: Megacities of the Future

Alexander Chulok - Lecturer

Topic: Global Trends for Megacities: A View from Big Data Analysis

Global agenda includes social, political, science, technological, political and value Global Trends that affect possible scenarios of Megacities in the nearest and long-run future. A view from intelligent Foresight Analytics system (iFORA) which includes more than 30mln documents reveals threats and windows of opportunities that could come to us. Among them: raising problems of cybersecurity, biohacking, smart grid and transport systems, all “smart” (from your fridge to the whole Megacity), privacy issues (as digital spying) and social rankings. All these mirrors lead us to the new reality, which would be described during the Webinar.

Skills prospective students might gain:

Knowledge in global trends for Megacities by STEEPV classificatory

Basic knowledge in identifying and estimating effects from global trends

Knowledge in using Big Data for global trends analysis

How these skills can be used:

Creating sustainable strategies, in-depth analytics and consultancy, academic and scientific research, general landscape overview

Topic: Participative Foresight – a Proactive Science Instrument for Megacities Future Development

Foresight as a scientific method for dealing with future has more than 60 years successful story in more than 100 countries, including Russia, Brazil, China, South Korea, Japan, Germany, UK and France. It unites different stakeholders in reaching the goal of creating better future and provides an academic and practical platform for participation. Foresight instruments include qualitative and quantitative methods and accounts up to 80 different techniques from econometrics, sociology, marketing, industrial and institutional theory, etc.  During the Webinar you will find basics and cases relative to Megacities future development. 

Skills prospective students might gain:

Definition of Foresight, qualitative and quantitative methods of Foresight, academic and scientific knowledge on application Foresight methods  for Megacities future development

How these skills can be used:

Creating sustainable strategies based on Foresight, in-depth analytics and consultancy, Academic and scientific research, Increasing general landscape

Vladimir A. Kozlov - Lecturer

Topic: Global Cities in the Time of Demographic Challenges

With the unprecedented growth of the global population and rapid urbanization in developing countries, and changing the population structure (ageing) in developed countries, the world is facing new challenges. The role of population studies, and social-demographic projections in modern urban planning is increasing. Also the opportunities to react on the population and social changes are becoming crucial for the city-management and administration. How to manage the cities and municipalities to improve the quality of life of its inhabitants and their human capital under the conditions of population changes?