Online Lecture | May 21 | Resilient Homes – Creating save and liveble Neighborhoods

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On May 21, 5 – 6.30 PM CET/ 6 – 7.30 EEST our 4th Lecture Series continues with the fourth Lecture with an input from Mindaugas Pakalnis, head of the Urban Development Unit of the Construction Sector Development Agency of the Republic of Lithuania. The lecture will be translated into both English and Ukrainian.

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About the lecture:
Eastern European cities, damaged heavily in WWII, were rebuilt and further developed in modernistic manner, which offered quicker methods of construction, but created loss of identity and lack of privacy. Modernistic theories of city development, principles of „flowing open green spaces “, belonging to everyone, but, actually, to no one, ignorance of private space, where fitting very well into communistic doctrines and where the mayor principles for the developing of neighborhoods in Eastern Europe for more than 50 years.  Now these neighborhoods lack a variety of functions, lack of traditional public spaces, like streets, squares, public gardens and parks. They also lack private urban spaces, like traditional courtyards and even terraces belonging to owners of the flats. Actually, inhabitants in such modernistic areas have no feeling they are living in the city. Is it possible to bring the qualities and principles of traditional city life back? Can we divide open spaces into public and private? Are there any successful models to bring new development and new inhabitants back into the city center, into former industrials areas, to what lessons we have learned in Vilnius, what success stories we have to share with others and what mistakes have we made? These are just a few questions we have to discuss and where no easy answer can be found.

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

The Lecture Series is part of the project „Reconstruction Modules Ukraine“, 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, Antonia Breckwoldt [TH Lübeck]. For any questions please contact

We are looking forward to seeing you!