Since 2002 Leontief Centre provides annually All-Russia Forum of Strategic Planning Leaders as one of effective forms of cooperation and communication of regional and municipal authorities on the support and promotion of territorial strategic planning.
Enhancing balanced and sustainable development of the regions and cities of Russia by means of improving the system of territorial strategic planning, supporting coordination and public dialog on long-term development priorities , creating and promoting the up-to-date standards of planning.
MAIN FORUM GOAL – to strengthen cooperation networks and to share experience between cities and regions - strategic planning leaders with discussions of best international and Russian practice, achieved practical results, and key-factors constraining sustainable development and implementation processes of strategic plans.
Forums have practical application and good coverage in mass media (newspapers and magazines, radio, TV, information agencies). All Forum materials and papers are posted on the web site Strategic Planning in Cities and Regions of Russia http://www.citystrategy.leontief.ru and in the annual publications of Leontief Centre. In the framework of preparation to the VII Forum of Strategic Planning Leaders the web site http://www.forumstrategov.ru was created.
The auditorium of the Forum allows to discuss most important problems of social and economic development of cities and regions. Representatives of cities, municipalities and regions of the Russian Federation (heads or deputy heads of economic divisions of administrations) participate in the Forum of Strategic Leaders. Donor organizations are also actively participating in the Forum work (Eurasia Foundation, World Bank Institute, USAID) as well as the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, Ministry for Regional Development of the Russian Federation.
All Forum materials and papers including presentations of plenary sessions and round tables, practical recommendations, Forum program, list of participants and basic information about cities and regions - members of the Virtual Club of Strategic Planning Leaders of Russia are posted on the web sites http://www.forumstrategov.ru, http://www.citystrategy.leontief.ru and published in The Forum brochure.