Dmitry Narinsky: I am Sure that in the near future will be formed the new demands on standards of living, and these queries will change the look of cities. Life on the 39th floor of a 45 storey apartment building in the 12-million city of Wuhan will never be an attractive model that we want to replicate and offer to their children.

All settle down in villages and small towns?

Dmitry Narinsky: Small towns with population less than 100 thousand – is not very sustainable education. The most promising development areas with a population from 100 to 250-300 thousand people. If the cities will be integrated into the overall system of telecommunications, the life in them will be no different from life in megacities.

Turns out, the new metro line and authorsbasca, which recently appeared in our cities, is not necessary?

Dmitry Narinsky: We, until recently, lived in the logic of twentieth century logic capacity indicators: number of people, machines, square meters etc. the Last hundred years Russia just followed the path of the seal and centralization of cities. Moscow grew, and no crisis could not stop its growth. The twentieth century was delayed. So it was with XIX, which ended only with the outbreak of the First world war, not by the calendar. The twentieth century will end only now, in 2020.

So what is to prevent us to return to our cities?

Dmitry Narinsky: we come To the realization of the value of population density. More recently, we have actively proposed the concept of spatial development of the country based on the development of cities, and advocated for a greater number of cities in the country. The ideologues of the cities spoke about the economic effects of this model: the city as machine for the sale of goods and services. The authors of this concept didn’t want to hear anything about the environment or epidemiological factors of urban development.

Current events have revealed the vulnerability of this position is you don’t need the money, if people are dying. When we increase the population density is prohibitive, we automatically decreases the quality of life. If the man himself can not regulate the density of population, it will regulate the nature of the most terrible methods.

If people understand that the city brings not only opportunities but also threats, probably, their attitude to the cities will change. Then a concept close to Russia, – distributed population on medium and small cities should get a boost.

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