This voluntary initiative came from Green economy policies, practices and initiatives
Description/achievement of initiative
Stimulation of local governments activities and best practices dissemination in developing and improving the housing and communal services
Source: Ministry of Regional Development of the Russian Federation
The competition is held since 2009 and aimed to evaluation of the activity of local governments in developing and improving the livability of the housing and communal services. Along with indicators such as building new residental infrastructure or its renovation a number of indicators are being applied in evaluation of sustainable development of a settlement. These are quality of drinking water, organization of selective collection and disposal of solid waste, share of public buildings, equipped with meters of hot and cold water, etc. The competition promotes dissemination of best practices. 90% of the award is to be spent on the development of housing and communal services and improving the livability of a settlement.