Yekaterinburg On Construction Ministry’s Top 10 List for Urban Environment

6 April 2020 (09:32)

UrBC, Yekaterinburg, April 6, 2020. Yekaterinburg was featured in the Russian Construction Ministry’s rating of top ten cities with best-quality urban environments in 2019; the rating is now available on the ministry’s website.

Yekaterinburg came No. 6 among fifteen Russian cities with the population of over a million people. The ministry gave the city’s urban environment a score of 188. Moscow, Saint Petersburg, and Kazan were the top three cities in the rating.

Sverdlovsk Region, in its turn, came 66th in the rating of federal constituencies, scoring 172 points. The condition of 46 local towns (excluding Yekaterinburg) contributed to the assessment of the constituency all in all.

The quality of urban environment in cities and federal constituencies got evaluated against the following six criteria: safety; identity and diversity; up-to-dateness; comfort; eco-friendliness and wellbeing; efficient governance. Housing, social/business infrastructure, urban transit network, parks and other green areas, entertainment infrastructure, and public spaces were also assessed.

The Construction Ministry did a research on 1,115 cities altogether, giving a positive evaluation to 299 of them.

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