Moscow Agglomeration Development Concept
There is something paradoxical about the idea of "expanding"
Moscow. The city is, in many ways, already far more substantial
than what registers on any census or map - the population within
the MKAD is likely 40% greater than estimates, the traffic problems
are substantially worse than what is recorded, and construction
activity outside the city's borders has long overtaken that within
the city itself.
This project, therefore, is not the planning of an urban expansion, but more a retroactive correction of an expansion that has already taken place: a recognition that the challenges facing "Greater Moscow" involve a much larger area than the newly included Southwest territories.