Alumni of German Chancellor Fellowship Programme in Russia organised Humboldt Kolleg in Samara in May 2019. The Kolleg “City for Living” was dedicated to urban development and the ways people could influence the ways their neighbourhoods evolve. Here you could follow the main course of the discussion, the key results of the Kolleg are summarized here, and the executive summary could be found here. The links for video recordings are here. We are grateful to all experts who attended the Kolleg, to our international guests, who came in person and virtually, to all Humboldtians, arriving from various places – thank you for these great days, for sharing your expertise for creating this unique experience!