Sviatoslav Murunov is the founder of Center for Applied Urban Studies and Lecturer at Skolkovo Institute. He acts as a project manager (both in commercial and non-profit sectors) and a interdisciplinary researcher of urban networks and communities in Russia; Sviatoslav is an expert in strategic consulting on territorial branding, network-based projects for local communities, urban transformation and collaborative economy for grassroots initiatives, NGOs, local authorities and businesses. He also is involved in teaching, public speaking (lectures, workshops), moderation of discussions and conferences – TEDx Yaroslavl, Moscow Urban Forum, St Petersburg Strategic Planning Forum, WCF-Davos Moscow and many others.