The region is discussing the Leningrad-Petersburg agglomeration
The governor of the Leningrad region, Alexander Drozdenko, outlined the priorities for formation of the agglomeration of the city and the region.
“We shall prioritize formation of the Leningrad-Petersburg agglomeration strategy. This is a balanced development of territories, comfort of living, and ecology. We are creating relations with the neighboring region primarily on the basis of the interests of the Leningrad Region residents. And we expect that our strategic priorities will coincide,” said Alexander Drozdenko at the last meeting with the executive authorities of the region.
Подготовка документа территориального планирования двух субъектов Российской Федерации получила актуальность в связи с изменениями в Градостроительном кодексе РФ для городов федерального значения.
Preparation of a territorial planning document for two entities of the Russian Federation has become topical due to changes in the Urban Development Code of the Russian Federation for cities of federal importance. Formation of a single urbanized space leads to the fact that boundaries of Saint Petersburg and the Leningrad region are being “erased”, regulatory parameters of the provision of objects of social, transport, and municipal infrastructures are not achieved in its peripheral zone. Pavel Spirin, Deputy Director General of the Scientific Research Institute of Perspective Urban Development Ltd., proposed to analyze and elaborate the agglomeration sectors, taking into account the peculiarities of municipalities while working on a strategy.
During the discussion, issues of integrated urban development, cyclone migration, and development of social business centers were touched upon. The region head underlined that it is necessary to observe a balance to create comfortable living conditions in terms of territorial planning.
At present, the Leningrad Region has developed a concept for the integrated development of the region territories adjacent to the Saint Petersburg borders, as well as a concept of joint urban development of Saint Petersburg and the territories of the Leningrad Region (Agglomeration) for the period up to 2030. There is also the United Integrated Transport Scheme of the two regions.
In 2012, the Coordination Council of Saint Petersburg and the Leningrad Region in the field of socioeconomic development was established and works to ensure effective interaction between the executive authorities of Saint Petersburg and the Leningrad Region, and the Autonomous Non-Commercial Organization “Directorate for the Development of Transport Systems of Saint Petersburg and the Leningrad Region” was established in 2013. http://lenobl.ru/dlya-smi/news/15905/