Online Lecture | July 11 | Strategies for Resilient Cities in Ukraine

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Join the lecture next Tuesday evening on strategies for resilient cities in Ukraine by Prof. Dr. Philipp Meuser.

Since the full-scale war of aggression against Ukraine, the lessons learned from the terrorist attacks of the past 20 years, which were for a long time considered the greatest threat to public order in the West, have been relegated to the sidelines. While planning specially protected buildings takes place in peacetime, destroying unprotected buildings by war induces a state of paralysis. It inevitably confronts us with whether and how residential buildings can be protected against shelling. This threat has changed our public spaces. How can we adapt our architecture without having to restrict our culture of life?

Philipp Meuser is a Berlin-based architect who strongly focuses on safety and security parameters. For nearly 20 years, he has been planning embassies as a consultant for the German Federal Foreign Office, among others. Moreover, in 2005 he founded the media firm DOM publishers with a comprehensive academic book programme on architecture, urban design and related topics. Since 2018 Meuser has held an honorary professorship from the O.M. Beketov University in Kharkiv, Ukraine.

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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!