For resurrecting their war scarred city and providing new homes for thousands
The city of Grozny has made it to this prestigious list because of the way the authorities there have spared no effort in transforming their home from war scarred ruins into a place worth living in. In 2006, the Grozny without any sign of war was started. As a result of the restoration, some 3,700 families who had been displaced were resettled in new accommodation. A further 870 shops, eight markets, 230 consumer service centres and 78 pharmacies were renovated. The city’s drainage systems, heating pipes, electricity cables and water systems were repaired, along with some 250 km of roads and 13 bridges. “Today, the city’s people, who lived without any social life for a long time, spend time in the streets and in the city’s parks. This was unimaginable some years back,” a citation from the city reads.