13 Jun 2024

2 min

Local Economic Development

Lviv Urban Forum and Ukraine-Moldova American Enterprise Fund provide 50 scholarships for those who change Ukrainian cities

Lviv Urban Forum is an event focused on sharing best practices in urban planning for the qualitative restoration and development of Ukrainian communities. The second Lviv Urban Forum: Being Responsible will take place on June 27-29, 2024 in Lviv and will be devoted to responsibility for the development and restoration of Ukrainian cities.

The contest is open to local activists who care about historical heritage, spatial development, accessibility, and other important urban issues, as well as architects and urbanists who implement non-profit projects for communities, managers of condominium associations, or members of other urban organizations or initiatives.

You can apply for a scholarship until June 20 by following this link. Selection will be held on a competitive basis.

“Ukraine-Moldova American Enterprise Fund supports the Lviv Urban Forum for the second time. This is a meeting place for urbanists, architects, urban planning and urban development experts. It is crucial for Ukraine to draw on the experience of foreigners as much as possible. Strengthening our Ukrainian experts from cities and communities, who will be able to gain valuable contacts and new knowledge at the Forum and implement them on the ground, is vital. This is a significant investment in Ukrainians who will rebuild the country. Moreover, the Forum will see us organizing a special panel discussion with the teenagers – graduates of the Urban Movement “The City Is Me”, where they will discuss the issues of children and youth in cities,” commented Iryna Ozymok, the Local Economic Development Program Director at the Ukraine-Moldova American Enterprise Fund.

The participants and selected scholarship recipients will be able to attend more than 30 inspiring lectures and presentations delivered by Ukrainian and international architects and urbanists. In particular, there will be presentations by Alejandro Aravena, a Chilean architect and Pritzker Prize winner, Christoph Gantenbein, an architect who implements global projects while cherishing local values, and Joanna Averley, a planner for the British government, who will talk about the implementation of principles and standards in planning and architecture, Gilma Gylyte, a Lithuanian architectural reformer of Soviet-era educational spaces, Markus Zilker, an Austrian architect who creates objects with inherent care for human relations and community building, and others.

The event will also offer practical workshops on creating public spaces and humane urban planning, along with more than 10 urban field trips to modern urban facilities and spaces in Lviv – from creative and artistic centers to infrastructure and social initiatives that have become successful examples of spatial solutions and public areas.

The event is organized by the Department of Architecture and Urban Development of the Lviv City Council and the Cities4Cities | United4Ukraine initiative.

The prime partner of Lviv Urban is Germany and the German government, in particular the Federal Ministry for Housing, Urban Development and Building, as well as the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, together with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, which are also co-organizers of the Conference on the Reconstruction of Ukraine in Berlin.

The institutional partner is the ZMINA Foundation. The forum is also supported by: “The City Is Me” urban movement project of Ukraine-Moldova American Enterprise Fund, the European Union and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) as part of the Mayors for Economic Growth initiative, USAID DOBRE Program, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Algorytm NGO and others.

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