Ukrainian-German urban development conference [Lviv]

At the beginning of December 2017, the second ukrainisch-deutsche Stadtentwicklungskonferenz, Ukrainian-German urban development conference of the Ukrainian Ministry for Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Municipal Services (MinReg) and the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) took place with almost 300 participants.
Bürogemeinschaft Gauly & Volgmann was involved in the organization and development of the conference with the title “Livable Cities in Ukraine”. The conference´s main topics were:

  • Key note on liveable European cities as well as current challenges for cities in Ukraine and Germany
  • Launching of the new Ukrainian-German cities network that aims to implement an integrated urban development approach as well as peer to peer learning as a good practice
  • Presentation of practical examples, discussion and networking in the following arenas: “Participation”, “Climate Law” and “Creativity”
  • Pecha Kucha presentations on innovative approaches for creating liveable cities
  • Report of the winners of the 1st Leipzig Prize of 2016
  • Award ceremony of the 2. Leipzig-Preis für innovative Projekte der integrierten Stadtentwicklung in der Ukraine, 2nd Leipzig Prize for innovative projects of integrated urban development in Ukraine (awarded on 29.08.2017 by MinReg and BMUB)

Goals of the conference:

  • Knowledge transfer and exchange of experiences among experts of all relevant administrative levels
  • Formation and strengthening of networks for direct cooperation
  • Encouraging cities to award prizes for particularly good approaches in the development of liveable cities

Commissioned by: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Partner: Iris Gleichmann
Period: 2017