IUE presented the findings of a study on international practices in the use of the instruments of inclusive town-planning regulation for improving the quality and accessibility of the urban environment.
A panel discussion was held in the IUE’s office in Moscow. The following subjects were offered for the discussion:
- Feasibility of using town-planning regulation for improving the quality and accessibility of the urban environment, affordability and diversity of housing.
- New instruments of town-planning regulation that can be tailored for the use in Russian cities.
- Possibilities and limitations for expanding the composition of town-planning regulations in land use and development rules.
- The ratio between town-planning documents and local environment beautification regulations.
The panellists concurred that the introduction of well-defined regulations on the development of Russia’s cities would be necessary for facilitating the creation of a comfortable, attractive and accessible urban environment. However, the development of the institution of territorial zoning in Russia is impeded due to the lack of the necessary framework, and, in the first place, the absence of the subdivision of urban areas, master plans and plans for creation of the transport structure. This implies the need for a comprehensive system of town-planning management.