Policy and Practice of Revitalization of Industrial Heritage as a Factor in Improving the Quality of the Urban Environment of St. Petersburg

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Due to the liquidation of many industries, many large industrial enterprises in Russian cities become ownerless and collapsing objects. For example, the St. Petersburg industrial zone, which occupies one-third of the urban area, has a depressive effect on the urban environment due to its current state. This research considers the problem of careful conversion and preservation of industrial heritage. The authors pay special attention to the revitalization of industrial facilities as a model for the development of a comfortable urban environment, taking into account the preservation of cultural identity, the values of the industrial era, as well as the organization of new public spaces and the creation of conditions for the development of cultural dialogue. The study reveals the problems of implementing the state cultural policy in the field of industrial heritage revitalization, considers the prospects for a dialogue between civil society and the state on the restoration of industrial zones, analyzes the possibilities of effectively attracting private sector resources, and identifies the main strategies for the development of industrial territories. The article is based on the results of a study of industrial facilities and complexes in St. Petersburg. The authors conclude about the relevance of the proposed revitalization model, which contributes to the effective use of the urban development potential of the depressed areas of St. Petersburg. The result of such activities is transforming industrial heritage into comfortable centers of attraction for people, with favorable conditions and investment attractiveness.

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Kristina R. Paliy

Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration

Author for correspondence.
Email: paliy-kr@ranepa.ru
ORCID iD: 0009-0007-9155-6563

PhD in Political Science, Associate Professor of the Department of Jurisprudence, North-West Institute of Management of RANEPA

St. Petersburg, Russian Federation

Ruslan R. Paliy

Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration

Email: paliy-rr@ranepa.ru
ORCID iD: 0009-0005-6189-6650

Lecturer, Faculty of Secondary Vocational Education, NorthWest Institute of Management of RANEPA

St. Petersburg, Russian Federation


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