United Nations experts discussed Moscow’s urban planning priorities

30.08.2019

A delegation of urban experts from the United Nations and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) arrived in the capital on an official visit. During the visit, a meeting was held with representatives of the city authorities, at which experts discussed issues of sustainable development and territorial planning, as well as the main directions of urban planning policy in Moscow. This was announced by the head of the Department of urban planning policy of the city of Moscow Sergei Levkin.

“Moscow participates in the OECD pilot project “Territorial approach to achieving sustainable development goals” It was launched in 2016 in 6 countries and is aimed at achieving indicators of 17 sustainable development goals. One of them – “Ensuring openness, security, resilience and sustainability of cities and settlements” refers to the urban development aspects of Moscow’s development. ” By 2030, the countries participating in the pilot experiment should achieve the indicators set by the OECD experts. The Mayor of Moscow, Sergei Sobyanin, has repeatedly spoken about the importance of innovations in the urban planning sphere, and the need for its “digitalization” said Sergey Levkin.

The meeting of the parties took place in the “House on Brestskaya”, where specialists showed OECD experts how the Interactive Map of Moscow works and demonstrated the updated layers and scenarios for the development of the city’s transport infrastructure. In addition, using the Interactive Map, guests were told about the creation of a comfortable urban environment and the progress of housing renovation.

Director of GBU Mosstroyinform Farit Fazylzyanov emphasized that during the discussion, foreign experts were told in detail about new urban development strategies and the creation of comfortable neighborhoods. In addition, it was a question of monitoring the implementation of the master plan as a tool for a comprehensive assessment of the development of Moscow.

“The report“ Moscow – the river – the new linear center of the city ”aroused great interest among the guests, which describes various aspects of using the capital’s main waterway in various fields”,  the director of the State Budgetary Institution said.

The UN and OECD delegation will work in Moscow until August 30. Following the results of her visit, she will prepare recommendations for various international institutions ranking countries and cities of the world, including the Doing Business rating.

Source: Department of Urban Policy

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