For the first time Russia will host the International Planning History Society Conference. Through the collaborative effort of the Russian Convention Bureau and the Concord Group supported by the Roscongress Foundation, following the presentation of the Russia’s bidding committee, Moscow was chosen as the venue for the IPHS 2020 conference. The conference will take place on 1–5 July 2020. Its theme will be ‘City Space Transformation: Renovation of The Urban Environment’.

The decision to hold the conference in Moscow was made at the meeting of Programme Committee of the International Society on 15 July in Yokohama (Japan). Other bidders were Lübeck (Germany) and Oslo (Norway). The Russian presentation was held by a representative of the International Society, Professor of Urban Planning and Design Department at the Moscow Architectural Institute (MARKHI) Alexey Krasheninnikov and a representative of a potential congress operator of the event in 2020, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Concord Group Natalya Evnevich.

The International Planning History Society Conference is a prestigious scientific and business event that is held biennially in different parts of the world. Traditionally, up to 1000 delegates from around the globe participate in the conference.

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