The program is aimed at the engagement of active citizens in the creation of a comfortable urban environment. The finalists were selected from among the authors of over 280 initiatives from 74 Russian regions, including projects for the revitalization of barren or non-functional city sites, while preserving their historical and cultural character, and projects for the development of new urban spaces.
The Expert Panel took into consideration the extent to which a project enables solving the relevant city issue and meets the residents’ needs: the novelty of the idea, effects of its implementation, and possibility to replicate the best projects throughout Russia were assessed. The Agency for Strategic Initiatives (ASI)
, as the program organizers, in cooperation with ВЭБ.рф
, a financial development institution, and ДОМ.рф
, an integrated housing development institution, will support the implementation of the project by providing necessary resources, such as acceleration tools, advisors, and a model of interaction with regional authorities and businesses.