Public Council for Sustainable Prosperous Development of the Pushkin District
The Public Council for Sustainable Prosperous Development of the Pushkin is an informal association of citizens of the Pushkinsky district who are not indifferent to their surroundings.
Main objective is to contribute to the sustainable prosperous environmental, economic, and socio-cultural development of the Pushkin District in the interests of both current and future generations of residents and guests of the district, St. Petersburg and Russia. In other words - to promote the transformation of the town Pushkin into the model Ekograd.
The chairman of the Council - Valery Mikhailovich Vakulenko
President of Innovative Centre of Eco-development ECOESTATE
Member of the board of Russian Green Building Council (RuGBC)
Founder of the EcoDevelopment Committee in Russian Guild of Managers and Developers
PhD in Economics
International Delphic Council
Corresponding member in International Academy of Education and Science
First Board Members
Afanasenko Vicktor Ivanovich, former Director of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Pushkin and Pavlovsk, Ph.D.
Bogolubova Tatiana Vadimovna, Deputy Head of Administration, Pushkin District
Nikiforov Yuri Parfenovich, honorary resident of Pushkin, who served as mayor of Pushkin in the 90s
Pavlov Dmitry Genadievich, developer in Pushkinsky district
Archpriest Gennady Zverev, rector of St. Sophia Cathedral in Pushkin
The Council spur dialogue and cooperation between various parties who has interests and influence on the development of the Pushkin District. First of all, it is the government, business, public organizations and residents of the area.
The Council try to enable effective communication, find optimal solutions and coordinate activities for sustainable development of the area.
Priority tasks for sustainable development of the area:
Among the multitude of sustainable development objectives, the Council focuses on 5, keeping balance on importance and feasibility:
1. Control for the development of new territories in order to prevent violations of eco-development principles and environmental degradation. For example the Council’s examined and gave recomendations to the development project of the satellite city Yuzhny.
2. The development of environmentally friendly transport network, ensuring prevalence of public transport, as well as walkways and bicycle lanes, for which in Pushkin district there are unique natural conditions.
3. Introduction of source separated waste management in the district and developemnt of recycling industry.
4. Efficient usage of energy and other resouorces to save state and family budgets and improve health and the environment.
5. Promotion of responsible consumption.