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The first urban forum opened in Vladivostok

Today, November 14, 2014, the first Vladivostok Urban Forum "Agglomerations of Transboundary Areas for Stability and Co-development" began its work on the FEFU campus on Russky Island.

Scientists from research and applied institutes, representatives of state corporations and private companies, heads of twin cities, city and regional deputies, economists, political scientists, officials, and journalists gathered at the university's congress center.

The Forum was opened by the head of the city of Vladivostok Igor Pushkaryov and the rector of the FEFU Sergei Ivanets.

“The APEC summit gave Vladivostok a powerful impetus for development. Our city was learned far beyond our country, interest in Vladivostok is growing every year. And today at the Urban Forum we will discuss the further development of the city and those ambitious projects that will allow Vladivostok to become a transport and logistics hub of the world level and center of international economic and cultural cooperation ", - Igor Pushkarev noted in his welcoming speech.

First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov sent a telegram to the address of the forum in which he wished the participants successful work and interesting communication. He also noted that the capital of Primorye has every chance to become the main Russian "showcase" in the APR, a platform for the transfer of innovative technologies, and a world-class transport and logistics hub.

In the morning, a plenary session “Regional trends in urbanization. Models of Formation of Global Cities Based on Agglomerations ”. Igor Pushkaryov made the keynote speech “The path of the event: preparation of the APEC summit as an experience of modernizing infrastructure and shaping a new image of Vladivostok”.

His vision of the model of global cities was also expressed by the director of the Advanced Development Institute. Shiffers from Moscow, Yuri Gromyko, Governor of the Yanbian-Korean Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China Li Jinghao, Deputy Director of the Planning Office for Industrial Facilities of the Busan City Hall in the Republic of Korea Kim Sang-won, Professor of the Environmental University of Tottori, Japan Chong Hong Xiang.

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