Head of the TOLK Urban Environment Competency Center in the Kaluga Region.
A graduate of Moscow Institute of Architecture, a co-founder of AI-Architects, one of the Russian leading renewed architectural bureaus, the head of the TOLK Urban Environment Competency Center in the Kaluga Region.
Two years ago, the priority federal project “Forming Comfortable Urban Environment” started to be implemented in Russia. Competence centers began to be created in regions. In autumn 2018, TOLK Architectural Competence Centre was founded, that was one of the first centers to start operating in Kaluga Region. The center's key objective is expert review of the projects, training specialists, and implementing up-to-date standards of urban land improvement. TOLK supports the entire scope of works aimed to create comfortable urban environment that are performed in the region. The Plan of Actions in Kaluga Region has been made up till 2021, when Kaluga will celebrate its 650th anniversary. One of the key tasks of the center is to prepare the city for this event. The activities are carried out both in the capital of the region and in other towns. The Competence Center supports the contest of the best projects for creating comfortable urban environment in the small towns and historical settlements organized by the Ministry of Construction, Housing and Utilities of the Russian Federation. Based on the 2018 results, the Ministry of Construction, Housing and Utilities of the Russian Federation has prepared the rating of the country regions in terms of implementation of the priority project “Forming Comfortable Urban Environment”, where Kaluga Region ranked among top three regions regarding this indicator. All in all 81 regions have taken part in the rating. The estimated figures included adoption of the municipal urban land improvement programs and rules, percent of application of the federal budget resources, availability of the competence center, number of the public space improvement projects implemented in 2018 that were submitted for the contest.
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