Collect source data about a territory, including its legal status, jurisdiction, zoning, available resources, and heritage.
Analyze current socio-economic, environmental, and market conditions of the area.
Identify interested parties and possible stakeholders of the territory, be able to effectively involve them in planning and management activities.
Be aware of the importance of an environment to be culturally developed, use creative tools of spatial development (public art, festivals, contests, education, recreational and children’s programs).
Analyze federal development vectors and prospects of participation in regional and municipal programs of sectoral development.
Understand where the growth points are and which territorial development direction is appropriate, socially important, economically feasible, environmentally sustainable, politically realizable, promising and acceptable for all interested parties.
Define the objectives and priorities of territorial development, set a scope and planning principles at all stages of strategy/concept creation.
Forecast changes and model their short-term/long-term consequences; understand and assess risks of expected interventions in the short and long terms.
Formulate terms of reference, devise and argue in favor of a territorial development strategy/concept; justify planning and investment decisions.
Know land and property regulations; have an idea of urban planning laws, analyze town-planning documents, area planning schemes, plot plan, project, design, as well as land use and development rules.
Understand the structure and mechanisms of territorial management at different state levels; legislative and legal issues, territory taxation problems, etc.
Understand structure and principles of the regional budget allocation among different industries, including communal services, transport, environment, etc.
Keep abreast of modern urban and territorial planning practices in Russia and abroad.
Know how to budget and schedule a territorial development process; be a skilled investment, market and economic analyst.
Understand the importance of interaction with local authorities; know how to work with different levels and bodies of power.
Use resources and achieve the potential of local communities, people and activists efficiently during concept creation.
Understand the importance of natural resources, their preservation and development; be able to integrate agricultural practices in territorial development plans.
Leverage the potential of private, state, and public sectors in territorial development, including private-public partnerships, federal targeted programs, fundraising, bank financing, and crowdsourcing.
See into engineering, construction, and property management; be able to interact with other professionals (sociologists, economists, managers, etc.) in the course of design development and integrate their proposals into spatial strategy of territorial development.
Know how to work in an interdisciplinary team of experts; understand the interdisciplinary nature of territory planning and management.
Be able to present and initiate a complex process of territorial development.