Analytical study «Comprehensive assessment of the Makhachkala agglomeration development potential »

10 February – 10 May 2021
Makhachkala, The Republic of Dagestan

Agency for Strategic Development CENTER will work on the study. The customer of the analytical study is the «I Love Derbent Charitable Foundation» with the participation of the Committee for Architecture and Urban Planning of the Republic of Dagestan.

Territory

Makhachkala is the capital of the Republic of Dagestan and is the largest city in the North Caucasian Federal District. This modern city extends over 70 km along the shore of the Caspian, including its suburbs. Its population is 734,000 people. The local community is ethnically diverse, with more than 60 nationalities represented. 

Today, Makhachkala possesses immense urban planning, tourist, economic, research, and cultural potential. The capital of Dagestan won first place in a national contest for the title of Russia’s Most Comfortable City in 2003, and, in 2012, it was named the third Most Comfortable Urban/Rural Community in Russia.

The Makhachkala-Caspian Agglomeration will include Makhachkala, Kaspiysk, 8 large villages, and 6 smaller villages.


Research stages: 

1. Analysis of the socio-economic development of the municipalities that are part of the agglomeration, as well as of the preconditions for the development of the Makhachkala agglomeration

Comprehensive assessment of the prerequisites for the development of the Makhachkala agglomeration, including:

  • identified problems and imbalances in the development of municipalities that are form the agglomeration;
  • the existing agglomeration links;
  • assessment of the limitations and resource potential of the development of the agglomeration;
  • competitive advantages of municipalities. included in the agglomeration.


2. Elaboration of the key areas of development for the Makhachkala Agglomeration and expansion of the agglomeration model

Key direction of Makhachkala agglomeration development:

  • a list of problems requiring joint solutions within the framework of agglomeration development;
  • key factors of agglomeration development;
  • promising directions; integration of municipalities that are part of the agglomeration, allowing to achieve a synergistic effect;
  • the main directions of the associated development of municipalities that are part of the agglomeration;
  • agglomeration model.


3. Creation of a development scenario for the Makhachkala Agglomeration based on the previously identified potential and promising areas for integration

Development scenario of the Makhachkala agglomeration, including:

  • strategic goals and development objectives based on the results of a comprehensive assessment of development potential;
  • measures to ensure the associated development of municipalities that are part of the agglomeration;
  • an integrated assessment of the expected effects of agglomeration development;
  • an enlarged list of recommended interrelated measures to ensure the development of the agglomeration;
  • recommendations for attracting the necessary resources.


4. Creation of a mechanism for executing the optimal development scenario for the Makhachkala Agglomeration

Implementation mechanism of the optimal scenario for Makhachkala agglomeration development:

  • relevant mechanism of agglomeration development;
  • a list of recommended organizational, financial, legal and other institutional implementation mechanisms of the proposed scenario for the agglomeration development.


5. Assessment of and suggestions for the boundaries of the communities that form Makhachkala

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