Volodin: the development of cities will play an increasingly important role in the economy


RIA Novosti

The development of cities and urban agglomerations will play an increasingly important role in the progress and socio-economic development of the country. This was stated by the speaker of the state Duma Vyacheslav Volodin at a meeting of the Council for the development of urban areas and public spaces under the Chairman of the lower house of Parliament.

“We need to understand ourselves, and I think that it unites us here that an increasingly important role in economic development will play a city – not only through the attraction of investments, development of scientific-technical potential, but in the competition in the struggle for human potential, because the city depends in the long term, what will be the city’s potential,” he said.

According to the speaker, “people move the progress and how the city will attract these people in the future depends on the progress of the city and the development of the country”.

“The development of cities and large urban agglomerations is one of the most important mechanisms for ensuring the accelerated socio-economic development of almost all countries,” – said Volodin.

In this regard, he noted the importance of “legislative support of all these processes.” “When we are talking about issues of urban development, it is primarily a quality of life, convenience, comfort, environment, accessibility, transport, educational, cultural, infrastructure, communication speed and level of organization of public spaces”, – said the head of the chamber.