The youngest city in Russia
Innopolis is the youngest city in the country. It is located in Tatarstan, but rather in Verkhneuslonsky district, on the picturesque Bank of the Volga near Kazan. The birthday of the city can be considered on 9 June 2015, when he made his official presentation. The mayor Egor Ivanov, formerly was Director of Yota and lived in the capital. But, getting a new job, without hesitation he moved to Tatarstan. Innopolis was established specifically to young scientists was a comfortable environment and great opportunities for the development of IT. Therefore, the average age of the population in this city is 27 years. This is not surprising, because many of the employees recently graduated from universities.
The face of the city can be called non-standard architecture that is intended to Express the purpose of the city – the development of high technology. Buildings that represent the most daring ideas of the style of hi-tech, might even play the role of scenery for a fantastic story. The design of the city was entrusted to the renowned company of RSP Architects, and supervised the work of the chief architect of Singapore. Directly the building and everything to do with the city’s infrastructure was designed by a team of local architects. It is also astonishing that the futuristic picture of the city perfectly fits into the landscape.
Today Innopolis includes only two streets: University and Athletic. A huge territory is still occupied only by construction, as the city is in the early stages of its development and expansion. The population is only 600 people, but in the future we plan much more.
Innopolis will become the main source of innovation for the development of the country as a whole. It was created in order to Russia’s GDP included much more information technology than today. In this city invited the best of the best Russian scientists that they had the opportunity to work together, share their ideas, to use modern equipment and create successful joint projects.
The city created a University Innopolis, which will be an opportunity to learn, and then independently engage in research in the field of IT. In the year the school is able to accommodate about 400 students and faculty possess the best Russian specialists and their colleagues from abroad. For University graduates there is always something in the Innopolis and they have the ability to transfer to several other companies that work closely with this University.
Innopolis consists of modern housing estates with apartment buildings and townhouses. Residents have the opportunity to rent an apartment that already has furniture and appliances. The infrastructure of the city does not lag behind its development, at the moment there is a medical centre and two kindergartens. Planned a very effective transportation network to prevent traffic jams in the future.
Innopolis today is a unique city, which has no traffic lights. While traffic flows are not dense, which gives the opportunity for pedestrians to move around the city in complete safety. Is public transport in the city you can use the rented electric car. To get to the office and back you can go for this electric car on your own or with a driver. In the near future it is planned to launch a line of electric bus. In Innopolis no petrol or gas filling stations, therefore, the conventional machine is not acceptable. But the charging of an electric vehicle equipped in two places.
It is clear that the city scientists can’t be no playgrounds for active recreation and sports. Innopolis is a large sports complex, which includes special rooms for different games, gym and even a swimming pool. Near the town is a ski resort. Innopolis is particularly attractive for large and highly developed technology companies the fact that on its territory a Special Economic Zone. Companies located in the SEZ, get a lot of bonuses, by placing its experts in Innopolis.
According to the plan of Innopolis in its full bloom should include about 155 000 people, 60 000 of whom are highly qualified specialists.