NEW MISSION OF CITIES WITH HIGH SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL POTENTIAL
Tatiana Zhuravleva, Director of quality of life practices, Agency for Strategic Initiatives to Promote New Projects
Alexander Lomakin, First Deputy Minister of Construction, Housing and Communal Services of the Russian Federation
Andrey Polosin, Director of the Department for Interaction with Regions, ROSATOM State Atomic Energy Corporation
Oleg Rurin, Deputy General Director, Housing and Public Utilities Reform Support Fund
546 Russian cities (out of 1117) can be classified as industrial cities, designed and built for the development of industry, mainly in the 30-60s of the XX century. 126 of them can be classified as cities with high scientific and technical potential — cities with a pronounced scientific specialization, providing the bulk of innovation and technological export, having the potential to develop a creative economy.
Despite the significance and existing potential, negative trends persist in these territories: migration outflow of population, increased wear and tear of infrastructure (dilapidated and emergency condition of water supply and sanitation systems, emergency housing stock, etc.), reduced quality of life, lag in the development of urban environment.
Today, there is no approach for categorizing these cities and targeting their support.
The participants will discuss the need to develop and consolidate the criteria for classifying cities as “cities with scientific and technological potential” and to develop a separate federal program to stimulate the development of these territories.