KRASNODAR KRAI

NOVAYA has drawn up the guidance for the long-term development strategy of Krasnodar Krai.

By comparing more than 25 social and economic indicators among different areas we have identified the focal points of prospective development (hubs and zones) and provided individual recommendations.

By comparing more than 25 social and economic indicators among different areas we have identified the focal points of prospective development (hubs and zones) and provided individual recommendations.

We have distinguished 6 major hubs of commercial, industrial and tourist activity (Krasnodar, Novorossiysk, Sochi, Anapa, Gelendzhik, Temryuk district) and 4 sub-regions (zones) that demonstrate high productivity agriculture, manufacturing, recreation, trade or construction.

 

The thriving commercial center Krasnodar is advised to toughen the building regulations as more than 2 million sq m of residential real estate is completed every year. Sochi that is undergoing a tourist and event boom after the Olympics needs to focus on eliminating the shortage of places at primary and secondary schools as well as on broadening the range of degree programs. At the moment there is just one university specializing in technical subjects which doesn`t meet the educational standards despite an existing demand for qualified experts in transport and engineering infrastructure. The so-called Agricultural zone should prioritize the provision of utilities in rural areas (only 50-65% of local residents currently have access to the centralized water and heating systems). Moreover, the wages should correlate with the volume of produced goods.

 

As for the overall directions of regional development, we suggest to focus on increasing the economic competitiveness and added value of the economic sectors, enhancing the spatial interconnectedness among the key hubs, reducing the negative environmental impacts of industries and car congestion, facilitating human development (by creating local job opportunities and improving the quality of healthcare and educational services).

 

The guidance was developed as a part of the joint effort of 10+ teams on delivering the spatial strategy for the Russian Federation (the strategy is to be reviewed by the federal government in 2018).