Lviv Urban Forum
Taking Responsibility
June 27-29, Lviv
About the forum
To preserve and restore our cities, we must take responsibility.  Here and now, everyone in their place - mayor, architect, business, residents. We should not wait for opportunities, but create them, work harder, move faster, make difficult decisions, adopt best practices and apply them wisely in the local context.  

We are responsible for the present, so with limited budgets, we have to invent mechanisms to rebuild housing, to create a system of care for thousands of citizens affected by the war, to ensure a quality of life for communities that will allow human potential to be realized not tomorrow, but today.

We are responsible for the future. At the second urban forum, we will continue the dialogue on what urban planning policy and legislation should be, what tools and resources can already be used for qualitative transformations in cities.

We are responsible for the past and its worthy memorialization in the urban space, for the preservation of historical heritage, which should become an asset, not a burden for the community.

We invite you to create the 2nd Lviv Urban Forum with us:
Mayors and heads of Ukrainian communities
Chief architects and heads of departments
Representatives of the government and relevant ministries
City planners and urban planning specialists
Scientists and students
Civil society


days of forum


world-class speakers


Shigeru Ban
Shigeru Ban Architects, Pritzker Architecture PrizeWinner
Kees Christiaanse
Stefan Behnisch
Architekt, Behnisch Architekten
Oleg Drozdov
Drozdov and Partners, Kharkiv School of Architecture
Olha Kleytman
Founder of SBM studio
Julian Chaplinsky
CHAPLINSKYY & Associates
Inge Manka
Professor at the Institute of Art and Design of the Vienna University of Technology
Philipp Meuser
Meuser Architekten

Lviv Urban Forum will be held on June 28-30 and will bring together practitioners who daily make decisions on how our communities will look like:

-mayors and chief city architects
-urban planners
-government officials and other city professionals
-students and teachers, specialized in urban studies

The pre-registration is now open - please fill out the application and get information on how to participate in the forum. The number of places is limited.


27 June

■ Lviv urban spot: cycling and walking tours
■ Workshops for urban planners and architects
■ Inspiring opening lecture

28 June

■ Official opening
■ Block of lectures
■ Moderated networking
■ Presentation of projects in the PechaKucha format

29 June

■ Block of lectures
■ Expo of innovative and renewable materials
■ Program for children
■ Forum conclusions
*the program is being supplemented

Apply for participation

Participation for professionals and everyone else is paid. The first 200 registrations until March 1 are available at a discounted price of UAH 2,400, and for students (with a valid student ID at the time of the event) - UAH 800. Starting March 1 or until the first 200 registrations are closed, the cost of participation will be UAH 3,000, and for students - UAH 1,500. Your contribution will cover the costs of organization and meals during the event. The fee is non-refundable. If for some reason you are unable to participate in the event, you can write to and we can make changes to the name of the registered person.

Lviv Urban Forum is not a commercial event and is free of charge for more than 600 local government professionals - mayors and heads of communities, chief architects of the city, heads and employees of specialized departments, as well as architects and urban architects of the military. To participate, you need to submit an application by May 1 inclusive. The selection will be made on a competitive basis.


0 UAH*

• mayors, heads of communities
• chief architects and heads of specialized departments (urban planning, architecture, etc.)
•military specialists
*The application deadline is May 1.


800 UAH*

• specialized educational institutions
• specialties architecture/ urban planning/ design, etc.
• with a valid student card
*The first 100 participants - UAH 800.
Next- UAH 1500


2400 UAH*

• architects and urban planning specialists
• everyone who is interested in transforming communities into a comfortable living environment
*The first 100 participants - UAH 2400.
Next- UAH 3000
The event is organized by the Department of Architecture and Urbanism of the Lviv City Council within the Cities 4 Cities | United 4 Ukraine project which is implemented in partnership with SALAR International.
With the assistance of
With the assistance of
Media partners
Friends of the forum
Location partner
Urban mobility partner
Greening partner