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TOMSK, Nov 28
– RIA Tomsk. Researchers of the UN-Habitat program (UN-Habitat – United Nations
Human Settlements Programme) studied the quality of life in Tomsk and concluded
that it is “rather high” – Tomsk earned more than 70 points on a scale of 100,
the coordinator of the program Luis Herrera Favela told RIA Tomsk on Wednesday.
was reported that in November 2017, the rector of Tomsk State University (TSU)
Eduard Galazhinsky and the head of the United Nations Human Settlements
Programme "UN-Habitat" Eduardo Moreno signed a document providing
joint work on the study of Siberian cities and the creation of educational programs
on urbanism of the future.
28 to November 30, the third international forum of university cities is held
at TSU. One of the forum experts - the coordinator of the United Nations Human
Settlements Programme Luis Herrera Favela – told RIA Tomsk that the program on
City Prosperity Index measuring (CPI) was launched in 2014. Today, the index is
compiled for 500 cities around the world.
became the first Russian city where we compile the index of prosperity. The
index aims to measure the quality of life. So far, only preliminary results are
ready, but I can say that the quality of life in Tomsk is measured rather
high", – the expert said.
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that the City Prosperity Index consists of 64 variables that characterize the
quality of life and sustainability of a city’s development, including
productivity, infrastructure, equality and social inclusion, environmental
sustainability, city management and legislation.
the agency interlocutor, on a scale from 0 (the lowest level of quality of
life) to 100 (the highest one) Tomsk scored 71-73 points. He also said that the
Scandinavian cities score most of all, their experience UN-Habitat is going to
recommend Tomsk to improve the quality of life. The final results of the
research and specific recommendations will be presented in early 2019.