July 19, 2022: the strategy session entitled "What Is a Russian City?" was held in the framework of a joint conference of Institute of Heritage and Modern Society of the Russian State University for the Humanities (RSUH) and the Commission on Territorial Development and Local Governments of the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation.
A number of academics, architects, local historians, journalists, representatives of authorities, and members of the public participated in the discussion. Among the participants were Chairperson of the Presidential Council for the Development of Civil Society and Human Rights Valery Fadeev, the professor of Moscow Architectural Institute Mikhail Belov, Head of the Moscow Dept. of the International Academy of Architecture Andrey Bokov, and the professor of the Academy of Urban Studies Edward Trutnev. Taganrog City Council President and City Executive Inna Titarenko joined the conference online.
Inna Titarenko addressed the session on the problems of cultural heritage preservation in Russian historical settlements, one of which is Taganrog. It was stated in the report that as long as local authorities do not have wide legal and financial opportunities, all levels of authority have to work together to solve town planning problems.
By way of example, Inna Titarenko mentioned integrated development of Taganrog as a tourist destination
. In this context, she described the roadmap for Taganrog's urban revitalization program
. It covers such activities as, for example, reconstruction and maintenance of municipal streetcar system
and Pushkin Embankment's renovation