NEW URBAN ENVIRONMENT OF KYIV: EFFECTIVE MECHANISMS OF REALIZATION ON THE BASIS OF "THE DNIEPER PEARL" STRATEGIC INITIATIVE.
The AIM of the conference:
to find effective means of interaction between authorities, experts and local community with the view of establishing rules and standards for the use and development of the territory on the example of the Kyiv islands and the Dnieper hills.
The Concept of Kyiv Strategic Development until 2025, adopted in 2011, suggests preservation and development of the Kyiv islands and the Dnieper hills, which forms the core of "THE DNIEPER PEARL" strategic initiative: The Kyiv islands and The Dnieper hillsher to the islands.
More and more investment companies show interest in the development of these territories. There is a growing number of design proposals both on the hills and on the islands.
As there in no comprehensive program with clearly defined aims, objectives, terms and city planning calculations and requirements, this can result in a chaotic and haphazard approach to the development, posing danger to the unique natural areas.
The implementation of design proposals requires further measures, such as adjusting the Compehensive plan of Kyiv, detailed zoning of the territories, organizing investment tenders and architectural competitions calling for proposals for particular objects, with their subsequent realization.
However, absence of clear mechanism of interaction between authorities, experts, investment companies and general public, coupled with the fact that a substantial part of necessary urban planning documentation is virtually non-existent (the adopted Comprehensive plan of Kyiv, zoning and detailed plans of the territories), threatens to engulf the city in the chaos of unregulated investment projects, aimed exclusively at gaining profit, regardless of public interests.
The only correct way out of this crisis is to establish certain mechanisms, standards, and regulations concerning the most valuable territories of the city. "The Dnieper Pearl" strategic initiative represents one the first attempts to find a common language and outline a concrete action program.