Public Space Transformation in Saint Petersburg

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Exciting initiatives are emerging in Russia. Last week, Henriette Vamberg was in Saint Petersburg in connection with the project ‘The City SAGA. Public Spaces in Transformation’ which aims to contribute to the development of smarter, accessible, greener and more attractive public spaces in the city.

The aim of the project is to provide the Municipal Council and the City’s Administration with knowledge about best-practice planning principles from the Nordic countries. Approximately 50 civil and municipal servants, along with relevant specialists from Saint Petersburg are participating in lectures and site visits of  various Nordic cities throughout 2013 and 2014.

The core Nordic and Russian partners include, Council of the Municipalities of Saint Petersburg, Information Office of the Nordic Council of Ministers, ICSER Leontif Center and Gehl Architects.

Gehl Architects will act as the key strategic partner for ‘The City SAGA. Public Spaces in Transformation’ project. The Gehl methodology and people-focused approach…

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