Alexander Lomakin, First Deputy Minister of Construction and Housing and Public Services of the Russian Federation, said that at the autumn session a draft law could be submitted to the State Duma, which will embed the concept of a master plan in the Russian Town Planning Code, and in the future such documents can replace the master plans of cities in the country, reports DEA News”.
“It’s a global trend and we’re not reinventing the wheel,” he said.
According to the official, Russian cities need a high-level document that will guide the development of the city, agglomeration, land, region.
He noted that master plans differ from master plans in their flexibility, they provide vectors for different uses of the potential of regions, and do not limit them only to rigid functionality.
Lomakin also pointed out that the introduction of a master plan to the City Planning Law will necessitate the development of such a document for all cities in the Russian Federation, but that a transitional period will likely occur where master plan and master plan will exist at the same time. .
“We are now discussing with the professional community all the approaches such a document should include. This is not an easy task, but we see interest from many regions in master plans. After their concepts are fixed at the legislative level, we will hold training seminars on their preparation, as well as manually engage in their implementation and development, similar to work on the integrated development of regions. ” Build.
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