Live stream from Lviv – Liverpool students learn about urban planning in Ukraine – News

Kharkiv, Svobody Square 2017

Students studying planning at the University of Liverpool recently received a lecture on the development of planning in Ukraine from Oleksandr Anisimov, chief specialist of the City Council’s Department of Urban Mobility and Street Infrastructure from Lviv to Lviv, Ukraine.

In addition to working in the practice of planning, Oleksandr wrote about planning in Ukraine, including its capital kyiv.

The conference was broadcast live and addressed the theme of Totality, incrementality and strategy: Urbanism in Ukraine.

Students take the International Planning Studies module which explores planning in different parts of the world, including Brazil, the United States, China, India, France, Germany and the Netherlands.

Dr Oliver Sykeslecturer in European spatial planning at the university Department of Geography and Planningorganized the session.

He said: “It was a fascinating account of the evolution of Ukraine’s urbanization and planning with the geography and history of settlement in Ukraine.and providing the backdrop at different times in the story. Urban arrangements and creations of planning under the periods of imperial control were discussed, as well as the plans and achievements of socialist planning under the Soviet Union.

Image below: Socmisto in Zaporizhzhia, early 1930s

“The conference was richly illustrated with images of plans and towns, cities, new towns and housing. The gradual “postmodernization” of socialist planning in the 1980s, with greater attempts to respect historic urban landscapes and recreate outlying urban blocks and introduce less rigid architectural forms, provided an interesting insight into the history of planning in the country.

Image: Kyiv, Obolon District Master Plan, 1970s

“The evolution of planning after Ukraine’s independence and the arrival of free market conditions was also discussed, with its implications for a change in the role of planning as a facilitator of land markets and ambitions. developers, rather than a global agent of state-led futures.

“A dark note has been struck by the images of urban destruction visited on the territories of the former Soviet Union and surrounding states since the 1990s by Russian armed forces and/or Russian-backed separatists.

Picture below: House destroyed in Sloviansk in 2014

“It is clear from the conference that the history and contemporary trajectory of planning in Ukraine provides a rich framework for international and comparative planning studies – one that has yet to be fully explored and widely brought to light. attention of international scholars and practitioners.

“I would like to personally thank Oleksandr for facilitating this session to our students at a time of extreme stress caused by the horrific situation that Ukrainians are currently facing.”

The International Planning Studies module is part of the MPlan Urbanism and Regional Development and is also available to study through the BA Environment and Planning, BA Urbanism and BA Geography and Planning.