Roadmapping Development of Municipal Areas: From Creativity to Formalized Procedure

Elena Nikolaevna Koroleva, Nikolay Nikolaeviсh Evdokimov


Russian system of strategic planning is formed in a new institutional environment. The system contains new requirements for goal-setting activities, forecasting and planning of territorial social and economic systems development. The new Federal Law “On strategic planning in the Russian Federation" (No. 172, dated June 28, 2014) introduces a strategic management system of local social and economic development on the municipal (local) level. In this regard, methodology and corresponding tools of strategic decisions anticipation and justification are used in a dynamically changing environment. The opportunities of modern roadmapping technologies found broad application in the business environment. However, the tools of roadmapping are innovative in Russia, mainly, in the field of public administration and local (municipal) development management. This article presents research results aimed to determine a methodological base of roadmapping for territorial systems on a municipal (local) level, including the development of a formalized scheme for territorial roadmap. The research carried out in 2011-2013 has solved two main objectives. Firstly, the procedure for territorial (municipal) foresight projects has been developed and successfully approved for specific municipal areas in the Samara region. Secondly, formalized technology of territorial (municipal) roadmaps construction has been created. Graphical roadmap forms of territories (municipalities) were approved during the development of the document "The Strategy of Social and Economic Development of a Municipality" aimed at some specific municipal areas in the Samara region. The research is targeted at the following municipalities in the Samara region: the Kinel-Cherkassky municipal area and the Stavropol municipal area. The research results are intended for local government bodies, participants of foresight projects of Russian municipalities, as well as other countries that are actively engaged in territorial (local) policy design of social and economic development.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n6s3p456

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