Big cities have always summoned people who were looking for a better life. Every year millions of people come to megacities in pursuit of their dream. There are ones for whom this decision was the best thing they did, they light up like stars, build a successful career, and reach unparalleled heights. For others, moving to another city does not end well but what is the reason? Why do the same cities become an ideal condition for some and an obstacle for others?

According to the paradigm shared by interdisciplinary academia, every human being is born as a blank “white sheet of paper” and one becomes who he is in the process of becoming an adult, socialization and experiencing trials on the path of life. So what does impact on what that “white sheet of paper” will look like after a while? What writes the human being?

Indisputably, one of the fundamental categories in the development of a person is the environment. The environment is where one grows up and is shaped by that very “invisible Author”. The processes of urbanization, which actively catalyzed the dynamics of the development of civilization long before the 21st century, draw attention to the particular environment which is occupied by a modern person — a CITY.

Education and training of a person occur in the process of life and activity concurrently at different levels. The “learning” range in a city as a classroom can be represented as follows:

  • Symbolic
  • Philosophical
  • Religious
  • Political and geopolitical
  • Psychological
  • Sociological
  • Neurophysiological
  • Physiological
  • Anthropological

The given conference takes a look at the ways cities impact an individual on all levels.