On October 11, in the Government House of the republic, Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov together with his Aide Natalia Fishman, Minister of Construction, Architecture, Housing and Utilities of the republic Irek Faizullin and other officials had a meeting with participants of Architects.rf educational programme.
Architects.rf is a programme, launched by Strelka Institute of Media, Architecture and Design for practicing architects and public officials responsible for urban planning, improvement and development on May 2018.
Welcoming the participants of the meeting, Minnikhanov noted that special attention is paid to the development of public spaces and the formation of the urban environment in the world today. According to him, the republic has gained experience in the implementation of projects for the development of public spaces, in particular, Parks and Squares programme, aimed at improving park areas, squares and public recreation areas, is working in Tatarstan for four years.
He also noted that today, a lot is changing in cities and regions of the republic due to the establishment of new public spaces and the improvement of yards. The people’s minds are also changing.
Participants of the Archtects.rf briefed about the programme and its educational modules such as Housing in the environment, Cities of Russia, Future cities and many other.
During the meeting, architects asked Minnikhanov about the pressing issues.
Answering questions, Tatarstan President said that Parks and Squares programme received great support and approval of the population. Many residents of cities and regions express their gratitude for the established walking zones, pedestrian boulevards and renovated parks.