Online Lecture | May 16 | Informal planning processes

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Hilmar von Lojewski has been an alderman for urban development, construction, housing and transport for the Association of Cities of North Rhine-Westphalia and the German Association of Cities since 2012. He studied spatial planning and urban and regional planning in Dortmund and Ankara until 1988 and graduated as an engineer in urban planning. Hilmar passed the higher technical public service exams in Frankfurt/Main 1991, worked as a freelance planner in Dortmund and as a planning consultant for German Technical Cooperation in Kathmandu, Nepal until 1994. Until 2000 he had joined the city of Dresden as a department head in the urban planning office. In the Berlin Ministry for Urban Development, he was responsible for the departments Urban Planning and Projects, Public Investment Controlling and the Supreme Building Control Authority of the federal capital. From 2007 to 2010 he worked as a program director for the German Development Cooperation in the Program for Sustainable Urban Development in Syria.

The lecture will be moderated by Prof. Dr. Silke Weidner.

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The lecture will be recorded and subsequently provided on the panforukraine platform: (registration needed).

The lecture is part of the follow-up lecture series “Challenges and Perspectives for resilient post-war cities in Ukraine” in the context of integrated urban development and the New Leipzig Charter. Experts from academia and practice will contribute with their expertise from international projects as well as from the Ukrainian and German context. Hence, we like to go on with the dialogue about the major challenges and open up future perspectives for resilient Ukrainian cities.

The lecture series is part of the project „Reconstruction Modules Ukraine“ and funded by the DAAD program „Ukraine Digital“. It is organized and conducted by Prof. Dr. Detlef Kurth, Anna Kuzyshyn [RPTU Kaiserslautern], Prof. Christoph Wessling, Prof. Dr. Silke Weidner, Dr. Sepideh Zarrin Ghalam [BTU Cottbus], Prof. Frank Schwartze and Vivienne Mayer [TH Lübeck]. For any questions please contact We are looking forward to seeing you!