More than 150 proposals were received from Kazan citizens on “the Kazanka river development strategy”, all of them are posted on the project website. Citizens share and discuss ideas of the development of the enbankment with an area of more than 3 thousand hectares from the historical course and the Zilantov monastery to the Blue lakes. According to the project developers, there will be 12 new riverside parks.
The Kazanka river development strategy was presented on October 18 at the congress World Urban Parks. Deputy chief architect of Kazan Daria Tolovenkova said that the strategy developers’ team, on the basis of the opinions of citizens, will create common trends. Then, the architects will present a common vision of the key functional areas of the Kazanka river to the city authorities and citizens. “The main task is to combine proposals of the residents of the city and the recommendations of the experts, authorities of the city and the Republic. After it, the work on the creation of projects for each of the public spaces will begin. My colleagues and I assume that the platform for the exchange of views and proposals will work on a permanent basis, at least until the launch of new parks", - commented Daria Tolovenkova.
On the project's website at the section “Share your opinion”, citizens can propose and comment ideas of other users. On the map there is an option to read comments, choose the favorite idea and share the opinion. In addition, to point the opinion, different types of marks can be used: red – to talk about the issues of the riverside areas that can be solved by the project, blue-important issues that need to be preserved or restored, yellow-to share ideas and proposals.
“Kazanka is a river about each of us. It preserves the history of the city, many generations of its inhabitants. If we want the river to remain and stay ecologically clean, we must now determine our position and share proposals about its development", - noted the deputy chief architect of Kazan.
The Kazanka river development strategies is closely connected with the concept of a social framework based on an eco-frame implemented in the city. “We plan to consistently connect the parks into a single system, on the basis of which we will subsequently give recommendations to developers. The city should have a strategic vision of the development. This is the way it will grow harmoniously”, - assured Daria Tolovenkova.
The project was launched on the initiative of the President of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov. It is implemented with the participation of the mayor of Kazan Ilsur Metshin, the Ministry of construction, architecture, housing and communal services of Tatarstan, the creative team of Kazan mayor's office, Department of strategic planning and the Orchestra studio under the supervision of aide to Tatarstan President Natalia Fishman-Bekmambetova.