Online Lecture | October 10 | Reconstruction and Transformation Strategies for the City of Gdańsk

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On October 10, 5 – 6.30 PM CET/ 6 – 7.30 EEST Prof. Dr. Piotr Lorens will speak about reconstruction and transformation strategies for the City of Gdańsk and outline transfer points for Ukraine.

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About the lecture:
The lecture will include an insight into the history of the post-war redevelopment of the City of Gdańsk, with a special focus on the post-transformation stage (after 1989). Both general reflection on the nature and character of the process and a discussion of particular examples will be provided. In conclusion, a few points regarding the possible application of these experiences in the case of Ukrainian cities will be provided.

About the lecturer:
Prof. Piotr Lorens – Ph.D., DSc., urban planner. Gdańsk City Architect; Head of the Department of Urban Design and Regional Planning at the Faculty of Architecture, Gdansk University of Technology. His professional interests include urban planning and regeneration processes, with a special focus on waterfront areas and public spaces. Associated with the Polish Academy of Sciences, ICOMOS, TICCIH, ISOCARP, and Society of Polish Town Planners.

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

If you wish to receive a certificate for taking part in the lecture series, please register here: Please note that to receive the certificate you need to attend at least six of the seven sessions and complete a simple assignment at the end of the course, which will be explained to you by email. Also, please make sure that the name that appears on the screen during the online sessions is your full name so that we have your correct name in the registration and can track your attendance.

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!