Irina Irbitskaya

Director of the Centre of Urban Planning of the Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration. Architect, urbanist, expert on territory development, co-founder and director of Platforma design bureau, member of Moscow Union of Architects and advisor to the Union of Architects of Russia. Irina has lead urban planning projects for several Russian towns and is the author of more than 50 research papers on urban development and sociocultural programming. She regularly participates in Russian and international conferences, seminars and workshops on city management and regional development.