Sustainable Cities and Communities
The world is experiencing a huge wave of urbanization from rural to urban areas. Cities are attracting talented people, innovative enterprises, capital flows. Cities are becoming full of young people, crowded public spaces, endless traffic. While that is not the case of Gyumri. In the last three decades, more than 50,000 people have left the city, which was once known for its artistic life, engineering brain, and creative spirit. How to revive the spirit of Gyumri that was broken after the 1988 Earthquick? This the objective of The Distrikt.
Gyumri Green City Action Plan
Migration is not the sole problem, but rather a consequence of many social-economical and environmental challanges. Affordable housing, infrastructure investment, sustainable transportation, access to public and green spaces, sustainable buildings, and resilience to natural disasters – the city needs lots of investment to become attractive for newcomers. The Gyumri Green City Action Plan is one of the strategic roadmaps that aims to solve these problems. For implementing the action plan city needs huge financial and human resources. For a small city with an emigration flow, the problem is the investment. This what The Distrikt is.
The Distrikt: Gyumri Urban Regeneration
The Distrikt is an investment, showcase, and pilot project for Gyumri’s urban regeneration and for the Gyumri Green City Action Plan implementation by 2035.
SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
The Distrikt contributes to the SDG 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities. The goal is to make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable.