VEB.Russia introduced managers-urban planners with international experience of urban development


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Completed the first module of the educational program for municipal managers Master of Public Administration. It was attended by 145 participants from 29 cities of Russia. The program was created at the initiative of the VEB.Of the Russian Federation together with experts from Moscow school of management SKOLKOVO in partnership with the Institute for media, architecture and design “Strelka”, national research UNIVERSITY “Higher school of Economics” and the Russian economic school. About it “” have told in a press-service of VEB.Of the Russian Federation.

The first module of the program was devoted to the study of world tendencies of development of cities and their role in the economy, planning and organization of projects, qualitatively changes the lives of citizens. Through the heads of key areas of the web.Of the Russian Federation and partner organizations of the state Corporation presented their tools and opportunities for urban development. They also shared experience in managing and support large-scale projects.

“100 cities, the managers of which participate in the program, along with Moscow and St. Petersburg —that’s half the population and GDP of the country. But non-capital cities have a huge potential for economic growth. One of the necessary conditions for this skilled management team. That’s why we have organized, together with partners, educational programme, which aims to give impetus to improving the quality of life in our cities”, — said the Chairman of VEB.Of the Russian Federation Igor Shuvalov.

In the lecture part was made by a few dozen experts in the field of Economics and urban development, among them the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Institute for media, architecture and design “Strelka” Alexander Mamut, the rector of the Russian economic school Ruben Enikolopov, President of Moscow school of management SKOLKOVO Andrei Sharonov, Executive Director of LSE Cities (London) Philip road, partner at KB Strelka Alexei Muratov, senior adviser, direction of Future Cities and New Industries in HSBC Bank Greg Clark, Director of the Center for regional research school of Economics Irina ilina.

In the practical part of the module the participants task was to perform the existing strategy for the development of their cities and to conduct an audit of current and planned projects.

“When we conducted an anonymous survey of management teams and asked what qualities they would like to develop and learn, the vast majority in the three different groups answered the same — confidence and competence. And it is the task of us and our educational partners on all of the following modules to form the program to increase the level of competence of managers and, as a consequence, their confidence in their own abilities. And the result of these transformations should be real projects the transformation of cities”, — said the President of the Moscow school of management SKOLKOVO Andrei Sharonov.

Five days of the module leaders from the regions held on the campus of the business school “SKOLKOVO” in total more than 50 hours.

“I would like to start by thanking and VEB.Russian school of management “Scollo” for our team, our city provided such a unique opportunity to listen to the best experts, the best experts to compare notes with colleagues, and to develop some unique solutions for our city”, — said the mayor of Yakutsk Sardana avksenteva.

“The lectures just raise those questions which required municipalities to large cities. We in the four days when I was working in “SKOLKOVO” met with experts on the web.Of the Russian Federation. We were offered a very good cases, so we can use them in their work, in their territory. Similar practice we went to training on single-industry towns, when I was in the team from Kumertau. The examples are very interesting, today we have discussed them already in the team of the city of Sterlitamak, Ufa. These case studies we discuss and in the Republic of Bashkortostan. We have a vision of how to apply it in practice, now you just need time for their development”, — said the Deputy Prime Minister of the government of the Republic of Bashkortostan Boris Belyaev.

“Often, when undergoing training, shall be invited only one person, and it is very difficult then to come to the city or to the region, and to make any changes, he talks in another language. The knowledge that he received, it is difficult to implement. The advantage of this program that invited the team of the city, command of the subject. 14 modules, which will be held throughout the training, we will develop and test your strategy. The big advantage is that in this program we have the opportunity to speak with a financial partner, the Bank.Of the Russian Federation. And we break our projects about the possibility of the source of funding. We are full of optimism,” was the opinion of the head of administration of Lipetsk Yevgenia Uvarkina.

The first thread of the program receives participants from Armavir, Krasnodar, Veliky Novgorod, Vladivostok, Vologda, Voronezh, Dzerzhinsk, Ivanovo, Kazan, Kemerovo, Korolev, Kostroma, Krasnogorsk, Krasnodar, Lipetsk, Makhachkala, Nizhnevartovsk, Nizhny Novgorod, Novorossiysk, Orenburg, Orsk, Perm, Sochi, Sterlitamak, Surgut, Tula, Ulan-Ude, Ussuriysk, Ufa, Moscow, Chelyabinsk, Yakutsk.

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