IEM students identified the problems of the city and proposed ways to solve them
Freshmen of the Business and Project Management (CAPTAINS) program took an active part in the research module, where they presented the results of studying urban areas to the jury.
For several weeks of work, the team conducted a field study of the districts of Tomsk, talked with their residents, created a 3D model of the district and described the problems that they found on the territory, and also proposed solutions.
The jury included Tomsk social activists, historians, and local historians.
It turned out that the problems and the methods of resolving them are quite similar. So, for example, the EcoBioBiz team noted among the problems of part of the Leninsky and Sovetsky districts the presence of a large number of old buildings in disrepair, an insufficient number of parking spaces, an unsatisfactory state of tram tracks, and a large amount of garbage. Students collected data on garbage collection points, places with unpleasant odors, and buildings requiring restoration and reflected all the collected data on the 3D model of the district. Among the ways to solve problems, they indicated the need to increase the number of garbage cans, intensify the work of janitors, restore old buildings, reconstruct tram tracks, and increase parking spaces.
"We passed more than 10 kilometers in a day and managed to interview more than 10 people in an hour", - representatives of the team tell.The Dasha Traveler Team explored the area of the Ushaika River embankment. It suggested an interesting way to learn about its features and problems by posting the codes leading to the project website on the QR model 3D.
"Our district is an amazing place, which unites both old buildings and mowed private houses in disrepair. Such a contrast is the main feature of the district. It shows how two different worlds can exist side by side" - the team members write on the website.They also emphasize that the problems of water pollution in the Ushaika River and its coastal territory, as well as the lack of improvement, are relevant for the region because there are 38 large landfills on the coastal territory, which contain 3,500 cubic meters of garbage.
Students found out who is responsible for solving various urban problems, and posted active links to these resources. Among them are the Department of Transport, Road Activities, and Communications of the Tomsk Region, the reception center for personal appeals of citizens of the region, the environmental project "Let's do it!" In the Tomsk Region, and others.
"The participation in this project for us was unusual and very interesting, - said the participants of the team It is 1984, or All is not so Bad? that explored the Moscow Tract area. - We realized that, despite the first not the rosiest impression about the area, there is a lot of interesting things, people like their area, there are cultural centers - for example, the unique theater "2 + KU." And for us, such a study was a discovery - having lived all our lives in Tomsk, we have never been here, and now we have felt a contrast. The main thing is that residents do not remain silent about the problems, because nothing can be solved by silence".