RATING A CITY: WHO’S JUDGING?
Maxim Egorov, Deputy Minister of Construction, Housing, and Utilities of the Russian Federation
Stefano Marta, Coordinator of Territorial Approach to SDGs at OECD
The OECD estimates that 70% of the world's population will live in cities by 2050.
The development of material and digital infrastructure for urban living in Russia is already being assessed through 2 indices of the Ministry of Construction.
The quality of family life in the city is a complex concept. It includes housing conditions, the quality of which in the world is primarily measured not in meters, but in the number of rooms per person. And efficient access to the Internet, which allowed 30% of Russian residents to work remotely during the pandemic. And the "15-minute city", when a resident has access to everything he or she needs to live - a school, a grocery shop, a park, a hospital. It is also a subjective perception of a person's satisfaction with life and the availability of social support in difficult times.
In Russia today there is the difficult task of assessing the quality of life of Russians. VEB.RF together with the ASI are working to assess the quality of life in Russian regions and cities. This assessment is based on internationally comparable OECD indicators as well as those of the Ministry of Construction, Calvert 22, PwC, etc. Will the new tool provide a comprehensive assessment of the quality of life in Russian cities and enable comparison with cities around the world?