Open lecture by Michinaga Kohno "Strategy of applying the latest concept of "smart cities" in the metropolis (challenges and tasks for Moscow) ".
On October 10, 2018, Michinaga Kohno, former Vice President for strategy, President and Executive Director of Michi Creative City Designers Inc, delivered an open lecture at the Higher school of Economics.
The main thesis of the lecture: "Sustainable development of urban areas, smart cities, far-sighted strategies of governments - this is the real way to improve the quality of life. We will get the desired result: the comfort and safety of the urban environment by joint efforts and step-by-step accurately calculated transformations only."
Brief biography: Michinaga Kohno, President and chief Executive officer "Michi Creative City Designers Inc."(Japan), a graduate of the University of Tokyo and the University of Nottingham (UK), author of "The Latest landscape of smart cities in the West." From 2000 to 2010, he worked in various management positions at Hitachi, Ltd. In 2010, became the leading engineer of the Department of the project "Smart city," Hitachi, Ltd. 2013-present — President and chief Executive officer Michi Creative City Designers Inc.
Company: "Michi Creative City Designers Inc." was founded and headed by Michinaga Kohno, It covers the whole complex of urban problems: from management tasks to the application of new technologies in different areas of urban economy. Basically, it is business consulting with the involvement of the most authoritative experts engaged in the development of creative cities: the development of conceptual directions, General planning, project management, global standardization of indicators and technologies in determining sustainable urban growth.