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10:23 | Jun 24 | 2014

Yakutsk preparing for the international conference 'People and cities: Civic intiatives the formula of mutual trust'

 The capital of the republic Is in full swing preparing for the conference "Cities and people: Civic initiatives - the formula of mutual trust", which will be held June 27-28 in Yakutsk in the Year of the Civic Initiative. The International Conference will become a public platform for exchange of experience, the interaction of urban communities for development of the local government to create a friendly urban environment with a high-level comfort, accessibility and security, says the Press Center of the international conference.

The participation in the Conference has been confirmed by representatives of United Cities and Local Governments global network, the International Assembly of Capital and Major Cities, Teh Union of the Arctic and Far North Cities, as well as the twin cities of Yakutsk.

The conference will open on June 27 with the Plenary session in the P. A. Oyunsky Sakha Academic Theater. After lunch, three sections will start their work: "Civic Initiatives - direct dialogue between society and government," "Creating public spaces: projects changing the city", "Open municipality - the principles and technologies of interaction between the society and the authorities'. Discussions will focus on new models of effective urban management with the active participation of citizens, the involvement of citizens in local and citywide projects, civic initiatives influence on the formation of social standards of the urban environment and many others.

On the first day of the conference, the Sakha Theater will display exhibitions. The first floor will show the exhibition of people's initiative projects, the second floor — the exhibition of the Union of Architects of Sakha (Yakutia).

Upon completion of the workshops there will be the final session of the Conference, after which the square in front of the Moskovsky shopping center will witness unveiling of the Twin Cities monument." The day willend with a reception of the Conference participants and guests by Mayor of Yakutsk Aysen Nikolaev.

On June 28, the guests will participate in the traditional festival Ysyakh of Tuymaada 2014, traditionally held in the area of Yus Khatyng and meet with the media at a press conference.

The organizers of the international conference ares the district administration of Yakutsk; Yakutsk Public Chamber; M. K. Ammoso North-Eastern Federal University. The partners of the event: the World Organization "United Cities and Local Governments", Agency for Strategic Initiatives, Russian Agency for Information Society Development, Russian public organization "Business Russia". The conference is held with the support of the Open Government. The information partner of the Conference — SITIM Media Group.

The organizers believ that the conference will provide an opportunity to see the city's problems in the global perspective, discuss them with the representatives of many cities to learn their experiences in addressing a variety of issues.

- The International conference "Cities and people: Civic initiatives - the formula of mutual trust" will launch the new development opportunities of the city, where an important place will be played by civic initiatives, said Aysen Nikolaev,  the initiator of the Conference, Mayor of Yakutsk. - I firmly believe that the direct participation of citizens in government and decision-making is the most effective way to improve the quality of life in Yakutsk. Projects such as the People's Budget, Personal Example, Youth — the Energy of Development have showen that Yakutsk is a city of caring, strong and enterprising people who do not want to stand apart from the city life. In the Year of the Civic Initiative, our main task have been to find these people and bring them to the city management.

More information about the conference "Cities and people: Civic initiatives - the formula of mutual trust" is available on the official conference website at: http://yacivic.ru