A cycle of discussions about the city and the environment
Curator of the discussion cycle
Director of the Bureau of Environmental Information.
Specializes in the themes of environmental policy, green economy, economics and politics of climate change, UN climate talks, public environmental movements, sustainable development. Teaches at the Faculty of Journalism, St. Petersburg State University, ITMO University, at the joint program of MARCH and IGSU RANEPA "Territorial Development Management". Lectures on environmental issues, sustainable development, green economy.
Сo-curator of the discussion cycle
Assistant Professor of European Cities and Urban Heritage at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. Her research engages with transformation processes in European cities, comprising research on urban heritage, on the history of planning ideas and paradigm changes, as well as on the socio-spatial, political and economic trends that shape urban development in the 20th and 21st centuries. Member of the Institute for European Urban Studies and the International Heritage Centre at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar.
As Architect and Urban Planner he represents the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland FHNW, School of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geomatics.
He is head of Sustainable Spatial Development at the Institute of Sustainability and Energy in Construction and Lecturer at the Institute of Architecture. Axel was project planner in the planning department of the Canton of Basel-Stadt (2005−2017). He worked as a lecturer and project manager at the HSLU Institute for Socio-Cultural Development where he was responsible for the MAS in communal, urban and regional development. Axel has been active in various movements (e.g. against Stuttgart21 or as board representative of habs queer basel) and is one of the initiators of Basel2030, an political initiative for climate justice. He writes about planning theory, especially as a critic of overall concepts, such as sustainable development and runs the website.
Ph.D. in geography, consultant in environmental and climate policy, sustainable urban development. Worked at the Institute for Environmental Studies, University of Amsterdam (Netherlands), Center for Marine and Coastal Studies, University of Cork (Ireland). Expert of the national delegation of the Republic of Belarus at the conferences of the parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Paris (2015) and Katowice (2018). Currently she is a consultant for projects of the European Union, UN, international organizations. Head of the international public association "Ecoproject".
Assistant Professor Sustainable Transformation & Regional Planning at the University of Groningen (Netherlands). His research and teaching within the Department of Spatial Planning and Environment focuses on roles in planning, post-growth planning, regional planning and leadership in sustainable transformation. He has studied and worked on spatial planning in Dortmund, Aachen, Auckland, Detroit and Melbourne and coordinates the Master programme Society, Sustainability and Planning (SSP) in Groningen.
Architect, urbanist, consultant on the development of the urban environment of post-Soviet cities.
From 2004 to 2010 was a chief architect of the Institute LENGIPROGOR. He is an expert in urban development CSR North-West, RosNIPI Urbanistics, ITP Urbanika, a guest expert in international projects, author of educational courses and a number of authoring methods and formats of training in design in St. Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering. In 2014 was a guest expert at the Institute of Urban Design in St. Petersburg. From 2011 to 2014 he was a member of St. Petersburg Urban Planning Council.
Co-founder of the environmental design studio design: :unit [St.Petersburg].
Senior Research Fellow at the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development.
She studies urban transitions to sustainability and analyzes how they can be governed by exploring governance tools to initiate, accelerate, and consolidate urban transitions. She also explores new forms of governance to empower citizens to co-create their cities and communities. In her research on participatory governance, she seeks to combine citizen participation with transdisciplinary research and experimentation to explore new processes of knowledge co-production for social change towards sustainability.
Architect and Urbanist.
Since 2013 she has been involved in co-design.
In 2013 — 2015 she led the project "Alternative Yard. Automobile Plant"; in 2016 -2017 led the project "Alternative Yard. Serebryanka"; in 2018 — 2019 initiated the project "Serebryanka. My commuter". In 2018 she was a part of co-design experts in the development of neighborhood transformation projects in Polotsk, Novopolotsk and Novogrudok within the UNDP "Support for Green Urbanism in Small and Medium-sized Cities in Belarus", in 2020 she taught at the "City for All" workshop at the European College of Liberal Arts in Belarus. Since 2020 — a tutor at the joint program of MARCH and IGSU RANEPA "Territorial Development Management".
Maxim Titov joined the European University at Saint-Petersburg in 2016 as an Executive Director of the Energy Policy Research Center (ENERPO). In this role he is focused on policy development and advocacy for sustainable energy and climate finance. In 2003−2015 Maxim served as the project manager at the International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group. He continuously held managerial positions in the field of sustainable energy and climate finance in Eastern Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.
Energy efficiency is already recognized almost everywhere as one of the key priorities for the sectors of energy, housing and utilities and the city economy as a whole. At the same time, the matter also has a social aspect: who should pay for energy-efficient renovation, equipment replacement, insulation and modernization of houses, power generating equipment, boiler houses, networks? These issues will be discussed by Dr. Hendrik Sander, political scientist and research assistant at the Institute for European Urban Studies, Maxim Titov, Executive Director of the Energy Policy Research Center (ENERPO).