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Monday, 27 September 2021
Keynote Speakers

Prof. Vasily Popovich


Title: The concept of space in philosophy and in computer science.
By Vasily Popovich

Prof. Vasily Popovich is a Chairman of the Board Of Directors, General Manager of the Projects of SPIIRAS-HTR&DO Ltd. His main areas of expertise are:  Geographic Information Systems, Object Oriented Modelling, Theory of Search and Computer Science.

Pierre Laconte
 From Information-Communication City to Human-Focused City
by Pierre Laconte

Pierre Laconte is President of the Foundation for the Urban Environment, which seeks to link urban planning, transportation and the environment.  A past President of the International Society of City and Regional Planners, and former Secretary General of the International Association of Public Transport, he was evaluator for the European Green Capital Award in 2012 and 2013 and a member of the Lee Kuan Yew World City Award Council. He is one of the three planners responsible for Louvain new university town in Belgium, which received the Abercrombie Award of the International Union of Architects. His publications include «Sustainable Cities - Assessing the Performance and Practice of Urban Environments» (Co-ed, C. Gossop, 2016); «Brussels: Perspectives on a European Capital» (co-ed., C. Hein), which shared the Society for Human Ecology 2008 award for best publication.