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Natalia Sokolova: Penza could avoid losses in its cultural heritage

16:22 | 24.03.2017 | Society

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Penza, 24 March 2017. PenzaNews. Timely taken actions on regulation of the Penza historic centre housing development would have allowed avoiding some losses of cultural heritage objects. Such opinion was expressed by the dean of the faculty of architecture of Penza State University of Architecture and Construction Natalia Sokolova.

Natalia Sokolova: Penza could avoid losses in its cultural heritage

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"The territory of the Penza region includes 15 objects of federal importance, and 149 objects of cultural heritage of regional importance. This is quite a lot," she noted at the round table that was held in the regional government on Friday, March 24.

Natalia Sokolova added that apart from these objects, there are also so-called background buildings that belong to different ages and are located in the historic centre of the city.

"With this in mind, in 2004, the team of professors of Penza State University of Architecture and Construction made a research aimed at regulation of housing development in the historic centre. It was planned to develop different types of regulations for each quarter for the whole historic part of Penza. However, at that time, the work was not in demand due to a variety of reasons. If these regulations had been introduced, then the city would not have lost so many objects of cultural heritage and valuable background buildings. Moreover, it is possible that the buildings that at present spoil the appearance of the city would not have appeared," the dean of the faculty of architecture of Penza State University of Architecture and Construction said.

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