Lviv Urban Forum
Defining the values
June 28-30, Lviv
About the forum
How to rebuild Ukraine? Should we restore the destroyed spaces and buildings the way they had looked before, according to the values system which prevailed in Soviet and post-Soviet times?

Today we have a chance to rethink and get rid of outdated and often harmful urban planning practices and to lay a solid foundation, mainly values and advanced practices for  further development of our cities and villages.
What strategies would be viable, while many communities have lost their most valuable resource – their citizens? And, how can we bring them back?
How to make the spaces comfortable, inclusive and livable, so that citizens wanted to return and self-realize in their own community?
How to optimize the budget and resources to find inexpensive, but at the same time efficient solutions that will have immediate results?
How is our urban planning legislation developing and what prevents us from integrating with Europe?

The international and Ukrainian urban planners and architects, those who contributed to defining the principles of European urban development, and those who currently bring them to life in Ukraine, will think together to find the answers to these questions.


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.


28 June

■ Lviv urban spot: cycling and walking tours
■ Workshops for local communities
■ Mariupol reborn: platform opening
■ Inspiring lecture Mikael Colville-Andersen
■ Panel "Mariupol Reborn: algorithms of city recovery"
■ Lviv: developing an ecosystem of resilience

29 June

■ Official opening
■ Fundamental urban values
■ European integration and city planning: architecture legislature
■ Education: How to raise the generation of personnel
■ Opportunities for urban planning and recovery, involving ukrainian government and key international donors
■ Book presentation "Histories of Ukrainian architecture programme" from Dom Publishers/ Ro3kvit
■ Moderated networking from Cité

30 June

■ Making cities liveable
■ Instruments of planning, recovery and transformation of communities
■ Innovation and sustainability in architecture
■ Landscapes of grief, landscapes of healing
■ Forum conclusions

Apply for participation

The forum is not commercial, however, in order to cover the costs associated with its organization, participation in it is paid and amounts to 3,000 UAH, and for students (with a valid student ticket) - 600 UAH. The price includes participation in the forum's events and meals (welcome dinner, lunches and coffee breaks).

For representatives of communities - mayors and heads of communities, chief architects of the city, managers and employees of relevant departments - free of charge.



• mayors, heads of communities
• chief architects and heads of specialized departments (urban planning, architecture, etc.)


600 UAH

• specialized educational institutions
• specialties architecture/ urban planning/ design, etc.
• with a valid student card


3000 UAH

• architects and urban planning specialists
• everyone who is interested in transforming communities into a comfortable living environment
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.

The event is organized by the Department of Architecture and Urbanism of the Lviv City Council within the framework of the Cities 4 Cities | project United 4 Ukraine, which is implemented in partnership with SALAR International.
The forum will be held with the support of the Swedish government, the project "Mayors for Economic Growth", which is implemented by the UN Development Program in Ukraine with the financial support of the European Union, as well as with the support of the international cooperation project ReACT4UA ("Application and implementation of the Association Agreement between the EU and Ukraine in the field trade"), which is financed by the German government and implemented by the German federal company Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.

The partner of the forum is the Hanns Seidel Foundation.
With the assistance of
With the assistance of
Media partners
Friends of the forum
Location partner
Urban mobility partner
Greening partner