Freedom vs Regulations: What Can and Cannot Be Controlled in a Modern City

12:00 — 13:30
Angletere Cinema Lounge 24 Malaya Morskaya st., St. Petersburg

A modern city is a complicated system that consists of things of a different nature: engineering infrastructure, economic relations, people and, finally, physical objects and spaces. Good urban planning policy presupposes a balance of economic interests, social interests and responsibility for the future. However, how can this balance be achieved while maintaining the required degree of freedom for each of the actors in the urban process? What incentives and restrictions are needed in order to non-violently guide the development of a modern city and Saint Petersburg in particular? How should the city's development strategy be reflected in the legislation?