Perm Strategic Masterplan Perm [RU]

Perm, capital of Perm Krai, is a large industrial city along the Kama river, with around 1 million inhabitants. It is located some 1,400 km away from Moscow, and it is the first European city West of the Ural Mountains.

The ‘Perm Strategic Masterplan’ proposes a comprehensive vision for the future development of Perm. It defines essential spatial conditions, development potential, limitations and desirable qualities for the city.

The masterplan describes opportunities and development directions over an extensive period of thirty, forty or fifty years and adopts the Compact City approach. This approach attempts to balance lasting patterns of land and resource use with social and economic sustainability within a high quality urban environment.

The city will be reconnected to the river and the valleys will become the backbone of a new green public framework. As a structural principal, the spacious green boulevards will connect different areas and underpin the liveability of the city. The masterplan aims to turn Perm into a more compact and at the same time more open city. It demonstrates strategies and tools which can transform cities designed under the central planning paradigm into contemporary living environments of appropriate density at a human scale.

Client Perm City Administration, Perm; City Project Bureau, CPD (project management)
Program 800 km2 city development vision
Time 2008 - 2010
Role Masterplanner and lead designer of Masterplan Team
Masterplan Team:  KCAP (urban planner and lead designer); Hosper, Haarlem (landscape architecture and urban planning); Systematica, Milan (traffic); Pöyry, Vantaa (traffic and engineering); Tavernor Consultancy, London (heritage and townscape); Fakton, Rotterdam (urban economics); Allies and Morrison, London (architects and urban planners (during 2008))