NIIAT held an international conference in St. Petersburg city

26 October 2020


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NIIAT traditionally holds international conferences at the end of October as part of the All-Russian Annual Forum “the Strategic Planning Leaders Forum of the Regions and Cities of Russia!”

This year, because of the anti-epidemic regime, as well as in accordance with the recommendations of Rospotrebnadzor, the International Conference "Planning for Sustainable Urban Transport Systems - Can the Implementation of Modern Urban Development Concepts Change Our Mobility and Urban Transport?" took place in full-time (no more than 20 people) and remote modes (via video conference).

Welcoming remarks were made by the General Director of NIIAT Alexei Vasilkov, Deputy Director of the Department of State Policy in the Field of Automobile and Urban Passenger Transport of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation Vladimir Lugovenko and Deputy Chairman of the Committee for Nature Management, Environmental Protection and Environmental Safety of St. Petersburg Ivan Serebritsky.

Vladimir Lugovenko spoke about the state policy in the field of traffic management and transport planning, Scientific Director of NIIAT JSC, Deputy Chairman of THE PEP Steering Committee Bureau Vadim Donchenko shared the prospects for solving transport problems by rationalizing urban planning solutions, the strategic planning of public transport systems using modern methods was mentioned in speech by SIMETRA Development Director Christian Boettger. Speakers from foreign countries connected online to the event.


Representative of the Leibniz Institute for Environmental Urban and Regional Development Artem Korzhenevich and Project Manager of the Dresden Administration Sandra Benisch (Germany) spoke about the creation of conditions for the transition to environmentally friendly urban transport: an experiment on the "transformation arena" in Dresden, Secretary General of the Innovation Cycle Network (Norway) Alf Johansen spoke about intercity travel in mega-regions on high-speed trains and their impact on the environment and regional development.

The Conference was attended by representatives of 4 countries - Russia, Belarus, Germany and Norway. And more than 200 people have connected online.

Organizational assistance in holding the Conference is provided by the Leontief Center, the Association of Transport Engineers, the Agency for External Transport, the Committee for Nature Management, Environmental Protection and Environmental Safety of the Government of St. Petersburg.