Victor Kuvaytsev: Rostov-on-Don river embankment cannot serve as example for Penza
Penza, 24 February 2016. PenzaNews. The Rostov-on-Don river embankment cannot serve as an example for the planned Sura river embankment reconstruction in Penza due to different initial conditions, including geography, suggested the city mayor Victor Kuvaytsev.
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“I can only say that it cannot serve as a template for Penza. Don is a navigable river. The riverbank was used as a river port before the reconstruction, and still remains in this function,” the city administration head during the press conference held on Wednesday, February 24, dedicated to the recent visit to Rostov-on-Don.
Nevertheless, as Victor Kuvaytsev said, the Rostov-on-Don river embankment manages to be a river port and a public recreation zone at the same time.
The way the certain zones are equipped is worth taking on board in Penza, he pointed out.
“It was very insightful for us, in regards to improving the area to make the place attractive and convenient, and we saw all these elements there,” the Penza mayor explained, listing the smoking zones and areas designed for the young and the elderly as such elements.
As PenzaNews agency reported earlier, a group of 25 architects developed a Sura river embankment development project, which was prepared in three main fields – city planning, space-planning solution, and environment design – and split into three stages – pre-2018, pre-2023, and pre-2030.
On February 19, a delegation from the Penza region – featuring the chief architect of the region Leonid Ioffe, the head of Urban Planning and Architecture Department to the city hall Olga Maximova, and the general director of “Grazhdanproekt” Yuri Shlyakhin – left for Rostov-on-Don to study the target city’s experience of reconstructing the local river embankment zone.