NOVAYA offers a toolkit for checking compliance with building facade standards based on a building’s address (or the cadastral number of the land parcel). The toolkit makes it possible to view the requirements for all aspects of a building’s appearance on a computer or smartphone.
PUBLIC REALM AND DIGITAL SERVICES
Date : 2017 – ongoing
– analysis of the physical and legal planning constraints,
– quality assessment of the existing facilities,
– analysis of transit routes,
– landscape and visual impact analysis,
– multistage social research,
– service and financial modelling.
Client: Metalloinvest MC LCC
In partnership with: SNOU project
The study “The Age of agglomerations” provides a fresh perspective on governance practices and strategic planning in global metropolitan areas (agglomerations).
The research covers such megacities as London, Seoul, Tokyo, Beijing, Shanghai, New York, Moscow and Buenos Aires. All of them face unique development challenges within complex social and political framework while they are comparable in terms of population.
We have also reviewed a number of cases on rapidly growing agglomerations (1.5 to 5 million residents): Milan, Lyon, Auckland, Copenhagen-Malmo, Montreal and Brisbane. Several metropolitan areas in Russia with advanced governance arrangements were introduced as a part of the study (Saint-Petersburg, Kazan, Novosibirsk, Ekaterinburg, Rostov-on-Don, Makhachkala-Kaspiysk, Perm, Samara-Tolyatti, Vladivostok).
At the early stage, the agglomerations` boundaries were defined according to the OECD methodology using official statistical data on population density and daily commuting patterns. We were the first to apply the data provided by the mobile phone operators (for 1 x 1 km grid cells) for shaping up the agglomerations in Russia.
In the main part of the research, we have examined the connection between the spatial development and urban governance, innovative practices for inter-municipal cooperation and funding mechanisms for large infrastructure projects. Besides scrutinising existing strategic planning documents and open sources, we have conducted a large number of interviews with the representatives of local governments and experts which allowed us to get deeper insights into agglomerations` structures and verify our own conclusions.
Key findings, cartographic data and diagrams are presented on the online platform https://agglomerations.ru. The platform allows examining various aspects of urban development in the agglomerations by visualising 10+ socio-economic indicators at the smallest available scale. It also features complex metropolitan governance mechanisms and interconnections delivered in a transparent and interactive format. Additionally, there is a tool that helps users compare the agglomerations by different parameters.
Novotroitsk in Orenburg Oblast has seen a stable decline in population in the last 20 years. A significant share of residents work for a major employer – Metalloinvest, one of Russia’s largest mining companies. Metalloinvest has commissioned NOVAYA to develop a range of strategies aimed at improving urban environment and creating a network of quality public spaces. The local administration has provided full support at every stage of planning and delivery.
The project site of 50 000 sq m is located at the intersection of Dmitrovskoe highway and Moscow Automobile Ring Road. It has been disused for almost a decade as the construction had stopped halfway due to the economic recession in the late 2000s. The client`s former strategy to position the building as a 3S (Sales + Service + Spare Parts) hub seeks comprehensive revision. Our proposal developed as a part of the Open Competition takes