Kirovo-Chepetsk differs from other industrial towns in a quantity of natural areas. Citizens have a wide range of recreational spaces in the out-of-doors: parklands and landscaped parks, a quantity of local public gardens, boulevard and a picturesque Vyatka river embankment. Kirovo-Chepetsk is low on new type magnets enabling leisure activities, for instance, creative or outdoor activity spots conducing to the outflow of the youth from the town. The town has a potential for cultural self-identification and development due to global social and cultural processes.
According to CENTER experts, the main efforts on the improvement of the town’s appeal must be aimed at building an image of ambitious and initiative municipality with a comfortable urban environment. The result may be achieved by involving residents into the improvement process and developing event-related constituent of public spaces and connecting them by the network of bicycle and pedestrian routes.
The process for the renewal of Kirovo-Chepetsk town spaces has already been started. It is being performed using accessory design methods. Involvement of the citizens into the process of change not only allows to clearly define their requests but also to facilitate the development of social capital in citizens through the display of initiative and implementation of their ideas.