Online Lecture | November 21 | Territorial Dimension of Ukraine’s Recovery Policy

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On November 21, 5 – 6.30 PM CET/ 7 – 8.30 EEST Yegor Vlasenko will discuss how to incorporate a territorial perspective into Ukraine’s recovery policy.

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About the lecture:
Approaches to Ukraine’s wartime and anticipated post-war reconstruction and recovery, united under a general slogan of build back better, are currently embodied in multiple policies and projects. However, these often lack embeddedness into a broader context of territory, failing to trace and reflect upon historically and ecologically defined settlement practices and, broadly, a connection to the zemlya, the land. How could the ‘territorial’ focus be translated into recovery policy, in terms of concepts, approaches, and methods?

About the lecturer:
Yegor Vlasenko is a PhD student in Architecture and City Sciences and Doctoral Assistant at the Laboratory of Urbanism, EPFL. Previously, he worked at GIZ Ukraine, CANactions School, and Kyiv School of Economics. He holds a MSc degree in Urban Studies from Malmö University (2017); he was also a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at MIT Department of Urban Studies+Planning (2019-20).
His research has been focused on studying territorial governance and spatial planning systems in Europe, urban commons, housing in post-socialist states, and urban fallism.

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!