At the end of 2019, the share of cities with favorable environment increased to 26.9% (in 2018 there were 23.5 per cent). The average value of the quality index of the urban environment has reached 169 points (previous year – 163 points).
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“the index of the quality of the urban environment is calculated for the second year in a row. Thanks to data obtained in the first study, many cities were able to determine the priorities in development and to take the necessary management decisions. For the short time we were able to see the positive results of this work – the number of cities with favorable environment increased to 299 of 1115”, – said Deputy Chairman of the government of the Russian Federation Marat Khusnullin.
“By 2024, it is necessary to increase the index of quality of urban environment by 30 percent and reduce the number of cities with the adverse environment in the twice – recalled tasks, the head of the Ministry Vladimir Yakushev. The quality index gives an insight into what the strengths and weaknesses of each city and what further steps should be taken by the authorities to improve life in their city was comfortable, safe and convenient.”
Under a comfortable urban environment to be not only improvement, but also the availability of sports infrastructure, cultural facilities, road safety, development of sphere of services, condition of housing, availability of infrastructure and utilities and many other criteria. Just counted 36 indicators, each of which is evaluated on 10-point scale. Cities that scored more than 180 points out of 360 possible, are considered to be favorable for life. In this case, for correct comparison of the rating participants were divided into 10 groups by size and climate.
more Substantial total for the year has grown such evaluationsand as a General improvement of the appearance of cities, the reduction of emergency housing and creating an accessible environment.
Among the largest cities in a comfortable climate leader left Moscow, followed by Saint Petersburg and Kazan. Ekaterinburg has moved from third place to sixth, behind Nizhniy Novgorod and Rostov-on-don.
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In their groups recognized as the most comfortable Ivan (surpassing last year’s leader – Sochi) near Moscow Reutov, Vidnoye and Golitsyno, Kudrovo, Leningrad region, Innopolis (Tatarstan Republic), Norilsk (Krasnoyarsk region), Khanty-Mansiysk (KhMAD-Yugra) and Tarko-sale (Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous district).
the leaders among the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, in addition to the two capitals, Moscow steel (201 points), Tyumen (197 points) and Yaroslavl region (191 points).
the Outsiders of the rating was Almasy from the Irkutsk region (80 points), Yakutsk, Vilyuisk (95 points) and the infamous Tulun (105 points), which was destroyed last year by floods in the Irkutsk region. Only 106 points scored by the cities of Omsk.
the Following quality index for the year 2020 will be calculated by April 2021. “The figures for 2020 will undoubtedly have an impact the situation COVID-19” – said the head of the Russian center of competences and analysis of the OECD standards Ranepa she Levchenko. For example, the indicator of “congestion” will change for the better, and the rate of “a variety of services for the green areas” – most likely in the worst. It will need to consider and to correctly interpret the future assessment”.