Online Lecture | May 30 | Reconstruction of the larg-scale settlement for the city’s revival in Kharkiv

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This fourth lecture of the series will be given by three of our Ukrainian collegues and moderated by Prof. Frank Schwartze:

In the first part of the lecture PhD, Associate professor Maksim Rozenfeld will show an overview of the historical development of the city from a Cossack settlement to an industrial giant and its post-Soviet evolution during the transformation of the socio-economic system. Moreover, the experience of developing the concept for the new master plan for Kharkiv and the cooperation with representatives of the city’s professional community and the Norman Foster Foundation will be shared.

In the second part of the lecture, PhD, Associate professor Liudmyla Shvets will present basic statistical data on the extent of the destruction of the residential area in Kharkiv and will outline approaches to map the housing stock and its condition. In that regard, emphasis will be placed on the work of informal professional associations and how international cooperation and expert assistance could be useful.

In addition, in the third part of the lecture PhD, Associate professor Oleg Kalmykov will provide a detailed analysis of the types and damage of the most affected residential areas of Kharkiv – Northern Saltivka. Moreover, the presentation of the possibilities to renovate residential panel buildings on the example of Eastern European countries will offer an in-depth understanding of the opportunities and obstacles in the reconstruction process.

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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 organized within 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!