Sustainable Development concept of the Mnevniki Area


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Sustainable Development concept of the Mnevniki Area

  1. 1. • Location: Mnevniki Area, which is the part of specially protected natural-historical park “Moskvoretsky” (North-Western Administrative District of Moscow)• Customer of the concept development: Department of Natural Resources Management and Environmental Protection of Moscow• Territory: 351 hectars• Timescale: February-May 2012• Award fund: RUR 3,5 mln (≈USD 115,000)• Official Site:
  2. 2. Current situation in the Mnevniki Area
  3. 3. Current situation in the Mnevniki Area
  4. 4. Current situation in the Mnevniki Area. Arboretum.
  5. 5. Key objectives of the sustainable development concept• improve image of the territory and increase its attractiveness for residents and visitors as culture, recreation and sport venue;• improve environment by restoring local native flora and fauna, ecotourism;• create resource-efficient and environment-friendly transport system and engineering infrastructure;• ensure environmental education and awareness raising activities;• reduce investment risks in the project.
  6. 6. Environmental Minimum Requirements• conserve endangered and threatened flora and fauna species, wetlands;• preserve existing arboretum, introduce landscape and site development plan;• create children’s theme park, sporting and recreation facilities, eco hotels, eco centers etc;• consider the needs of bicyclists, pedestrians, people with disabilities, and others;• retain and preserve existing topography;• eliminate negative impacts for the environment during the construction process and the life-cycle of the building.
  7. 7. Green Construction Requirements• carry out the environmental life cycle assessment, life cycle costing, and environmental benchmarking at the planning phase;• develop infrastructure for the environmentally friendly modes of transport;• create green roofs, winter and vertical gardens;• use energy efficient lighting, motion detectors and daylight dimming;• apply smart energy and water monitoring systems, renewable energy resources;• building insulation, install natural ventilation systems;• use certified eco-friendly materials, reuse and recycle finishing materials;• introduce system for separate collection of solid waste.
  8. 8. Criteria for concept evaluation• spatial planning - an effective land use, open space;• resource efficiency – land use planning, building with local materials, waste management;• energy efficiency – heat islands, water consumption, renewable energy resources, sustainable infrastructure;• transport strategy – public and alternative modes of transportation, parking facilities, accessibility and convenience for pedestrians;• biodiversity – restoring local native flora and fauna;• local economy – job creating, entrepreneurship, local employment, sustainability, attracting investments, reducing costs;• social responsibility.
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  10. 10. Timescale I/n Stage Deadline 1 Press conference 29 Feb 12 2 Acceptance of the applications 14 Mar 12 3 Acceptance of the projects 29 Apr 12 4 Exhibition of the projects 31 Mar 12 – 29 Apr 12 5 Review of the projects 13 May 12 6 Announcement of winners 15 May 12 7 Award winners 16 May 12 – 18 May 12
  11. 11. Contest Official Site -
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