According to the results of last year, Nadym (232 points), Salekhard (223), Gubkinsky (219), Tarko-Sale (218) and Novy Urengoy (186) were recognized as the most comfortable cities for living in Yamal. The average value of the urban environment quality index in the region was 202 points, Yamal ranks 6th in the country. This year, Novy Urengoy has been added to the leading cities. This is evidenced by the results of the urban environment quality index for 2021, published by the Russian Ministry of Construction.
Over the past year, the share of Russian cities with a favorable environment increased by 10 percentage points to 44%. At the end of the year, the number of cities with a favorable environment in the country amounted to 490, which is 115 cities more than last year, including the Yamal Novy Urengoy.
Nadym leads the group among medium and small towns located in a conditionally uncomfortable climate, the third place in this group is occupied by Salekhard.
The urban environment quality index serves as an additional tool for assessing the development potential of Yamal cities and an indicative result of an integrated approach in the implementation of program activities of the national project “Housing and Urban Environment”.
The formation of the index is influenced by 36 indicators that characterize the six most popular types of urban spaces, such as housing, public and business and social and leisure infrastructure and adjacent spaces, green areas, embankments, street infrastructure and citywide space. Each indicator is evaluated on a ten-point scale, the values are summed up and form the final quality index. Cities are compared within their size-climatic groups.