MUF Community Awards 2019: Muscovites to choose the best urban projects and initiatives

June 19
Economy and entrepreneurship portal has launched public voting for the Moscow Urban Forum Community Awards 2019 nominees, as Sergei Sobyanin wrote on his VKontakte page.


The best urban projects and initiatives are to be awarded in the categories 'Charity and Social Projects', 'Urban Technologies', 'Cultural Initiatives', 'City for Children', 'Sports and Health Projects', 'Educational and Awareness-Raising Initiatives', 'City Gastronomy', 'City Design', 'City Exhibitions' and 'City Media and Blogs'.

30 projects selected by the Expert Council have been shortlisted. The winners are to be determined by Moscow residents. Open online voting will run until 1 July.

On 5 July, the official award ceremony will take place in Zaryadye Park as part of the Moscow Urban Forum.

"We hope that the award will give the contestants an opportunity to share their knowledge and creative ideas, and the projects presented within the program will become a source of inspiration for future generations of urban innovators," said Denis Boikov, Director General of the Moscow Urban Forum.

'Ilya and Emilia Kabakovs. Not Everyone Will Be Taken to the Future' exhibition at the Tretyakov Gallery, reconstruction design of the former ZIL model shop, Salut playground for children and adults in Gorky Park, graffiti by the artist Pokras Lampas at the Lokomotiv Stadium, an improvement design of the 50-Letiya Oktyabrya Park and others are among the nominees.

The expert jury is composed of the urban social activist Ilya Varlamov, Director General of the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art Anton Belov, artist and curator Ekaterina Bochavar, author of motherhood books Nadezhda Papudoglo and others.

Moscow Urban Forum Community Awards 2019 aims to highlight and encourage projects and initiatives that have had a significant impact on certain fields of Moscow life and contributed to the urban development. It is the 3rd time the award is presented.

The Moscow Urban Forum has been held annually since 2011.  It is an important international event with a focus on development challenges faced by global megacities.  The forum is visited by representatives of municipal administrations from different countries, architects, urban planners, developers, heads of financial companies, investors, journalists and citizens interested in urbanism.

Last year, 7,000 people from 68 countries,  including 38 Russian and foreign government delegations, participated in the forum. Panel discussions gathered 416 speakers, including 125 foreign experts.


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