V.V. Likhachev

Head of Volgograd,
Chairman of the Forum Organizing Committee

Dear Participants!

I invite you to take part in the "International Park Forum for Industry Professionals: Park and Public Space Management" to be held in the Hero City of Volgograd on August 9-10, 2019. The organizer is the Association of Parks supported by the Volgograd city administration. The main event of the Russian park industry will be held in our city for the first time. We are glad that Volgograd is on a par with such cities as Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kazan, which use advanced technologies to create a comfortable urban environment.

Leading industry experts, park managers, heads of city and regional administrations, ecologists, landscape architects, designers and journalists will meet at one site. In addition, the forum will be attended by well-known experts from Europe.

In addition to the business part of the forum, we offer our guests sightseeing tours around Mamayev Kurgan, the new embankment and other public spaces, as well as a boat trip across the Volga River.

See you in Volgograd!

V.A. Dunaev

Director of the State Public Institution of Moscow
"United Directorate “Mosgorpark”


The State Public Institution of Moscow "United Directorate “Mosgorpark” supports the initiative to hold the III International Park Forum for Industry Professionals on August 9-10, 2019 in Volgograd. The forum will also be attended by specialists from Moscow.

To date, the capital's parks are a reference point for the entire country. I am sure that the Moscow experience will be extremely useful for our colleagues from the regions of Russia, and holding such an event will contribute to further formation and development of new park areas not only in Volgograd, but also in other cities.

M.F. Zakirov

Director of the Parks and Squares Directorate of Kazan

The Parks and Squares Directorate of Kazan has been a member of the Association of Parks since 2018. During this time, the Association's team has repeatedly organized various professional park events in Moscow, and we were pleased to participate in them.

The decision to hold the III International Park Forum in Volgograd is more than relevant. The practice of exchanging experience between specialists in our industry should be carried out throughout the country, so that representatives of other regions have the opportunity to study the intercommunication tools of management and development of public spaces under different conditions.

We support the initiative of the organizing committee and are confident that the forum will be held at a high level.

A.V. Lapshin

of the Forum Organizing Committee,
Chairman of the Council of the Association of Parks

I would like to welcome you to the International Park Forum for Industry Professionals and thank you for your attention to the activities and projects of the Association of Parks, NPO. I would like to thank Vitaly Viktorovich Likhachev, the head of Volgograd, for the opportunity to hold the forum in Volgograd, as well as Vyacheslav Aleksandrovich Dunaev, the director of "United Directorate “Mosgorpark”, for his assistance in inviting the heads of the leading parks of Moscow to the forum.

It is the first time the Association of Parks holds the International Park Forum in the region. One of the most important tasks of the Association is the exchange of experience between industry specialists in creating a comfortable urban environment and the development of park spaces throughout the country. That is why our initiative was supported by the Ministry of Construction and Housing of the Russian Federation.

I would like to thank the team and the members of the Council of the Association of Parks for their invaluable assistance in organizing the International Parks Forum. I wish everyone rewarding discussions and a nice stay in Volgograd!

Speakers from Europe

Gabino Carballo

Curator of the
world-famous Park Güell

Topic: Garden City: Park Güell as a Symbol of the Catalan Capital

City: Barcelona

Lucia Cuesta

Technical Director
of the Coastal Environment
Department of the
City Hall of Barcelona

Topic: World's Embankments: Features of Management and Operation by the Example of Barcelona's Urban Promenade

City: Barcelona

Simona Messina

Chief Architect
of Appia Antica Park

Topic: Interaction of Historical Environment and Modern Public Spaces

City: Rome

Speakers from Russia and CIS

Svetlana Akulova

Director of Moscow Zoo,
President of the Russian Union of Zoos and Aquariums

Topic: Mini Zoos. From Idea to Implementation

City: Moscow

Vladimir Babivsky

Chief Engineer of Minskzelenstroy UE,
Minsk City Administration

Topic: Examples of the Green Perimeter Concept in the Landscape Design of Minsk

City: Minsk

Ksenia Vasilieva

Deputy director of Zaryadye Park

Topic: New Approaches in the Public Space Management by the Example of Zaryadye Park

City: Moscow

Aleksandr Vyazmin

Deputy Director of the Volgogradgrazhdanproject Design Institute,
Honored Architect of the Russian Federation

Topic: Implementation of the Upper Quay Terrace Project in the Central District of Volgograd

City: Volgograd

Olga Gai

Deputy Head of Spatial Development at the Center for Strategic Research

Topic: Role of parks in Improving the Quality of Life in Cities

City: Moscow

Marat Zakirov

Director of the Parks and Squares
Directorate of Kazan

Topic: Park Industry Development. Best practices in Managing Modern Parks in Kazan

City: Kazan

Olga Ziklenkova

Deputy director of Joint Directorate Mosgorpark

Topic: Parks Management in Moscow

City: Moscow

Larisa Kanunnikova

Deputy Chairman of the
St. Petersburg Improvement Committee

Topic: Creation of a Comfortable Urban Environment in St. Petersburg

City: St. Petersburg

Ekaterina Kolesnikova

Director of Perovsky Park
of Culture and Recreation

Topic: All Faces of the Park Space: Development of Parks in Residential Districts

City: Moscow

Irina Kolesnikova

Deputy Director for Legal Affairs
of Samara Parks

Topic: Centralized Management of Samara City Parks: Experience and Prospects

City: Samara

Irina Kuznetsova

Deputy Director of MGOMZ, Moscow State Integrated Museum-Reserve
(Kolomenskoye, Izmailovo and Lublino estates)

Topic: Museum-Reserves in Urban Environment

City: Moscow

Andrey Lapshin

Chairman of the Council of the Association of Parks,
Director of Sokolniki Park

Topic: How to Build the Right Interaction with Park Visitors

City: Moscow

Edwin Petrov

Head of the Department for Urban Planning and Architecture of Volgograd Administration

Topic: "Green" Construction and Development of Parks in Terms of the Master Plan and the Project "Creation of a Comfortable Urban Environment" in Volgograd

City: Volgograd

Aleksey Reteyum

Director of “Apothecary Garden”,
the Botanical Garden of Moscow State University

Topic: All Parts of the Apothecary Garden Project. Revival and Development.
25-Year Experience

City: Moscow

Dmitry Selivokhin

Генеральный директор
ООО «Народный архитектор»

Topic: Landmark Recreational Area Design

City: Moscow

Elizaveta Fokina

Director of the Tsaritsyno Museum-Reserve

Topic: Heritage, Inclusion, Participation and Sustainable Development as the Main Drivers of Historical Territories Development

City: Moscow

Denis Tsukanov

Director of the Association of Parks

Topic: Report on the Activities of the Association of Parks. Presentation of Certificates to new Members of the NPO

City: Moscow

Alexey Chibin

Director of Moscow Hermitage Garden

Topic: Zoning Small Spaces to Meet the Needs of Visitors of Different Age Groups

City: Moscow

Vitaly Emmanuilov

Deputy Director General of VDNH, JSC

Topic: VDNH Territory Development Concept. Revival Time

City: Moscow


Ivan Raspopov

Popular Anchor
(Moscow 24 TV channel)


August 9, 2019

August 10, 2019

9 августа 2019

09:00-10:00 Registration of participants

10.00-10:15 Forum Opening Ceremony. Address by officials to forum delegates

10:15-13:10 Business program. Speeches by Speakers

13:10-14:30 Lunch break

14:30-18:30 Business program continuation. Speeches by Speakers

18:30-20:00 Free time for the Forum delegates

20:00-22:00 Transferring the delegates from the Volgograd hotel to Memorial Park. Hiking Tour around the Memorial Park and Mamayev Kurgan

10 августа 2019

09:00-9:30 Meeting of the guests

09:30-12:30 Taking view of the parks, squares and the new embankment of Volgograd with the participation of representatives of the city administration

12:30-15:30 The Volga tour by ship

15.30 Program closing

Registration of participants

Dear colleagues!

We would like to thank you for your interest in the International Park Forum for Industry Professionals: Park and Public Space Management.

Registration is closed

Please wait for your application to be confirmed via [email protected]. Registration is valid only if there is a reply from the Forum Organizing Committee.

On the issues of participation in the forum:

Maria Dorozhkina,

Forum Curator

[email protected], +7 (495) 748-93-34

About Volgograd


Volgograd was founded in the XVI century: throughout its existence the settlement was called Tsaritsyn (1579-1925) and Stalingrad (1925-1961). Initially, the city occupied an island on the river, but by the beginning of the XX century it had become a large provincial center with a developed industry, a large number of schools and cultural institutions. In the 1990s, the population exceeded one million people.

Hero City

The city on the Volga River played an important role during the Great Patriotic War: it was here that the Battle of Stalingrad took place in 1942-1943, which radically changed the position of forces. On May 1, 1945 Volgograd was awarded the title of the Hero City, and in 1967 a memorial complex was opened on Mamayev Kurgan. Almost 800 thousand people were awarded the medal "For the Defense of Stalingrad".

Our times

Modern Volgograd is one of the most dynamically developing cities in Russia. In 2018, the Volgograd Arena International Class Stadium hosted a number of matches of the FIFA World Cup. Dozens of parks have been established in Volgograd: in the coming years, the city's districts will be connected by the embankment designed to the latest urban standards.


The press release
of the forum
available here

On the issues of accreditation of federal and Moscow mass media for the press tour:

Ulyana Klimova,

Media Coordinator

[email protected]


Supported by:

Volgograd administration



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