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Waste Management in Green and Smart Cities: A Case Study of Russia

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Department of Economics and Industrial Production Management, Perm National Research Polytechnic University, Perm 614990, Russia
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Department of Management, Perm State Agrarian and Technological University, Perm 614990, Russia
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Scientific Center of High-tech Systems Modeling and Info-communications, Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University), Moscow 117198, Russia
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Department of Economics, Saint-Petersburg State Forest Technical University, St Petersburg 194021, Russia
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Department of General and Strategic Management, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow 101000, Russia
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Department of Economics, National Research Mordovia State University, Saransk 430005, Russia
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Sustainability 2020, 12(1), 94; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12010094
Received: 12 November 2019 / Revised: 11 December 2019 / Accepted: 12 December 2019 / Published: 21 December 2019
This article aims to investigate the role of waste management in the development of modern green and smart cities and to determine the existence of several key points in programs transforming cities into green cities with smart technologies. The relevance of the research is determined by the need to develop a theoretical and methodological basis for the green and smart city concepts. The research process involved the following methods: Scientific analysis, comparison, and synthesis. The research results of the case study of Russia determined that for urban territories with great distances between urban districts, waste sorting stations should be located as parts of so-called waste recycling complexes at intermunicipal landfills. This will allow a more fully implementation of the concept of recycling economy not only in Russian cities, but also in other cities with sparse populations across the world. Further, the authors conclude that the effectiveness of green technologies in modern cities, especially in waste management, depends on the level of participation of citizens. People are active participants in the life processes of cities and have a direct impact on the urban environment. Consequently, the introduction of green technologies can only be achieved in harmony with the well-established behavioral attitudes of city residents together with the implementation of green and smart urban technologies. View Full-Text
Keywords: green economy; green city; smart city; waste management; recycling green economy; green city; smart city; waste management; recycling
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Mingaleva, Z.; Vukovic, N.; Volkova, I.; Salimova, T. Waste Management in Green and Smart Cities: A Case Study of Russia. Sustainability 2020, 12, 94.

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