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The IUE co-organized BRICS+ City Lab II Colloquium

Дата публикации: 08.12.2016

On 7-9 December 2016 Moscow hosted BRICS+City Lab II Colloquium on “Adaptive and Transformative Governance for Large City Development” for the lead cities of the BRICS countries. The IUE co-organized the event. 

Alexander Puzanov, IUE Director General, participated in a ‘round-table’ event “Governing Complex Urban Agglomerations (Clusters of Cities and City-Regions)”. Experts from Brasil, China, RSA, and India contributed to the panel discussion. T. Polidi, IUE Executive Director, participated in the panel discussion “Transforming the Spatial Organisation of a Megacity: the Possibilities and Limits of Governance”.

BRICS City Lab is an international scientific and research community of experts and governmental officials from the BRICS countries. The first BRICS City Lab I Colloquium was held in November 2015 in Shanghai.


Day 1 

Alexander Puzanov, General Director of The Institute for Urban Economics/Vadim Kovalev, member of the public chamber (Russia)
Renato Cymbalista, professor University of Sao Paulo (Brazil)
Patrick Heller and Partha Mukhopadhyay, Centre for Policy Research (India) 
Tu Qiyu, professor Institute of Urban and Demographic Studies, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences (China)
Margot Rubin and Romain Dittgen, South African Research Chair in Spatial Analysis and City Planning, University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa)

Day 2

Ivan Turok, professor, Human Sciences Research Council (South Africa)

Panel discussion 1

KazuoNakano (Brazil): The Uses of Technology in the City Governance of São Paulo
Lan Lin (China): “Industry  4.0” and the Manufacturing Development of Shanghai
Rumi Aijaz (India): Use of Technology in City Governance
Evgeny Kozlov (Russia): Innovations in Moscow city management
Jesse Harber (South Africa): The Gauteng City-Region Observatory: providing the evidence for evidence-based policymaking

Panel discussion 2

Jeferson Tavares (Brazil): The experience of the region of ABC
Jian Li (China): Goal, Positioning and Transformation Course for Shanghai Metropolitan Area
Partha Mukhopadhyay (India): Challenges of Megacity Regions. Multiplicity in various aspects
Josiah Lodi (South Africa): Governing Complex Urban Agglomerations

Panel discussion 3

Kazuo Nakano (Brazil): City Governance in the Municipality of São Paulo​
Qiyu TU (China): Rreorganization of City District case of Beijing and Shanghai
Tikender Panwar (India): Indian Cities – Governance Challenges
Pavel Chistiakov (Russia): Changes of Spatial Behavior Patterns in Moscow Metropolitan Area
Peter Ahmad (South Africa): Cape Town Municipal Spatial Development Framework

Day 3

Margot Rubin (South Africa). Youth in Governance

Teo Butenas (Brazil): Adaptative Governance in São Paulo. Responding to demands of Youth
Ning Su (China): The Role of Youth Social Organization in Shanghai Urban Governance
Bhanu Joshi, Eesha Kunduri (India): Youth in India: Prospects and Challenges
Anna Nistarova (Russia): Opportunities for young Muscovites to influence the situation in the capital and to participate in urban governance
Kwanda Lande (South Africa): Assessing the Role of Urban Form on Youth Unemployment in South Africa
Thembani Mkhize (South Africa): Beyond Creative Consumption and Destruction in South Africa’s Marginalised Urban Areas: Lessons from the Izikhothane Youth Movement’s Aspirations