Co-founder, Program leader
Lead architect and urbanist 12N Urban Matters. Works in Ukraine since 2015. Tutor and developer at Kharkiv School of Architecture. Specialism: social urban design, participation and circularity.
Lead architect Drozdov&partners Founder and tutor Kharkiv School of Architecture Specialist in modern architecture, innovation
Back Office Lead
Seasoned Program and Project Manager with extensive experience in leading large-scale transformational projects with a demonstrated history of working in manufacturing and supply chain industry with a proven track record of driving projects to completion in a demanding environment while managing geographically dispersed stakeholders of various cultures and seniority.
Communications professional with 15+ years of experience and expertise in creative industries, cultural diplomacy, and environmental communications.
Researcher, curator and editor. Director of Archis.org, architectural thinktank in Amsterdam and publisher of Volume Magazine. Teaching at Academy of Architecture Amsterdam. Specialism: architecture in post-conflict zones
Architect, researcher, project manager. Former Head of the Foundation Year at Kharkiv School of Architecture, member of KHSA Lab, architectural competition and urban grants manager at CANactions. Spesialism: project management in urban and architecture education fields
Architect, researcher, graduate and lector at KhSA, former member of NGO «Urban Reforms», columnist
Architect and urban strategist at FAA, Former chief government architect (Rijksbouwmeester), former partner O.M.A. Specialism: integrated urban strategic planning.
City planner and researcher, head of the NGO «Understand the Soviet Division», researcher and co-author of the concept of Integrated Development of the Podil district in the NGO «Agents of Change»
Professional with 8-year experience in the practice, focusing in small and medium rise housing, public and private interior design. Holds a Master of Architecture degree’ 16 from University of California, Los Angeles. Main focus was Singularity in Architecture. Since 2016 he had been developing sustainable housing in architecture in semi-harsh and harsh climates at Karaganda State Technical University, Kazakhstan.
After full scale invasion, Ruslan’s main aim is to assist rebuilding and redesigning cities and villages in Ukraine. He designed a small rehabilitation camp, developed a design study for renovations of dilapidated Soviet bomb shelters, designed collapsible sleeping units for subway platforms.
Architect, designer, urban planner
Architect, visualizer, 3D modeler
Before war: Deputy director of Department transport and Communication Mariupol's City council
Now: Beleidsadviseur/ Projectleider Mobiliteit Gemeente Utrecht
Architect and politician, member of the Ukrainian Parliament, member of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on the Organisation of State Government, Local Self-Government, Regional Development and Urban Planning, Honored Architect of Ukraine.
Architect SAR/MSA and urban designer at Urban Minds (Stockholm), former urban planner at the City Planning Office of Stockholm. Specialty: urban planning in the European context, sustainable development, housing, public spaces, strategic urban design.
Senior project manager at IES R&D. PhD focusing on geo-spatiotemporal energy flows. Visiting doctoral candidate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and PhD graduate of University College Dublin (UCD).
Architect and urbanist. Former Cheef architect of Lviv and former Deputy Minister of Community and Territorial Development for European Integration, AVR Development
Project manager in the planning and management in transport industry, PhD in Transport Systems. Specialism: Transport Planning, Market Research, GIS Analysis, Stakeholders’ Management, Strategic and Operations Planning, and General Management
Tim Van Epp
FAICP. Environmental Planner, IAIA, AICP, NJPP, ULI.Managing Director of Eurasia Environmental Associates LLC, has over 45 years of experience providing environmental sustainability and climate action planning to clients in over 40 countries and 25 US states. Team Leader of the APA International Division's Ukraine Rebuilding Action Group. He has been active in organizing and moderating NPC sessions on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and New Urban Agenda.
Urban geography and housing policy researcher. Co-author of Public Housing Policy in Ukraine: Current State and Prospects for Reform (2019), author of the online course “Housing and housing policy: Where and how we will live”
Managing partner of ILF law company and honorary consul of Germany in Kharkiv, co-author of the Manifest of Healthy society and expert in the development of health infrastructure in hromadas, ambassador of the creative economy projects in Kharkiv. Specialization: public private partnership, decentralization, GR.
Studied Architecture and Urban Planning in Stuttgart and London. From 2009-2015 she was a director of the Ukrainian-German cooperation Project “Municipal Development and Rehabilitation of the Old City of Lviv” for the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in Lviv.
Cees de Graaff
Cultural diplomacy and strategy. Former director of DutchCulture, centre for international cultural cooperation and of several (international) cultural organisations. Now independent consultant and coach
Project Director Ukraine at NEO-ECO
Member of Parliament of of Ukraine, public relations specialist, public communications consultant, urban planner. Developer of territorial development projects in Kyiv and Baku. Member of the development team of the Mariupol reconstruction project after de-occupation. People's deputy of Ukraine, member of the VRU committee on national health, medical care and medical insurance. Developer of new construction standards for medical facilities.
Urbanist, Professor of Urban Design + Planning at Stockholm University, Former Director of the International Center for the Future of Places
Specialism: post conflict research (a.o. Bosnia-Herzegovina)
Professor of Urban Planning and consultant to the World Bank on trade and transportation in the ECA region. Currently involved in project to assess how different war resolution scenarios may impact goods movement patterns and economic restructuring within Ukraine and its trading partners. Experience with maritime, rail, urban mobility, Soviet-era housing and historic conservation.
Researcher who works on nexus of planning, urban design and policy to solve the problem of sensory overload and unnecessary stress triggers for neurodiverse persons, with a particular focus on autism and inclusive public participation; member of Ukrainian Rebuilding Action Group International Division of American Planning Association.
A civil engineer and a researcher with a master degree in urban studies, curator of urban cultural projects who worked on urban development projects in Ukraine and Switzerland.
Specialisation: integrated urban development and research
Architect in Drozdov&Partners, studio assistant in KhSA, researcher at NGO ‘The Other Way Kharkiv’. Expertise: landscape urbanism, green-blue infrastructure, strategic urban master planning.
Historian, visiting professor and project manager at Central European University.
Research fields: corporate heritage, uses of the past, business history, historic corporate social responsibility industrial heritage
Architect, urbanist and researcher based in London, UK. Visiting professor at KU Leuven, Belgium. Senior Lecturer, University of Brighton, UK. Co-founder Offsea / office for socially engaged architecture and urbanism. Founder Urban Field Work. Specialism: Cities under Stress, Fragility, Critical & Investigative Practice, Spatial Ethnography.
Adjunct Professor at the Centre for Urban Research, RMIT experienced international housing policy researcher, urban planner and public policy analyst. Has conducted and managed research for international organisations, national and regional governments, industry and advocacy bodies in the field of housing and urban development for over 20 years. Julie led the drafting of the landmark #Housing2030 report for the UNECE, UN Habitat and Housing Europe, was an international housing expert to the Ukraine Recovery Plan and also co-author of the landmark report Rebuilding a Place to Call Home. She co-created and contributed to the course Tools for Post Conflict Urban Recovery and initiated the ENHR working group Crises, Conflict and Recovery
Fulbright Visiting Researcher at Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Member of Ukrainian team of European Architectural Student Assembly; Architect Research focus: bottom-up initiatives and urban morphology
Architect, urban planner and researcher from Slovakia, based in Poland. PhD candidate in urban and regional planning at Silesian University of Technology. Specialism: post-war recovery, participatory planning, brownfields.
Martine de Maeseneer
She is Head Collaborate-Internship and Alumni programme, part of the International Affairs Office and professor at the Faculty of Architecture KU Leuven, founding partner MDMA l Martine De Maeseneer Architects. Specialism: Architectural Intelligence of Hypertransforming Cities
Architect, Partner at Helsinki Zürich Office. Architects ETH SIA SAFA Specialism: architecture and urban planning, real estate and city development
Assistant Professor of Architecture at the School of Architecture, University of Utah. Kateryna's research focuses on the history of change in residential architecture, as well as contemporary global and local struggle to house diverse urban populations. Since the beginning of full-scale russian invasion, together with Philipp Meuser, Kateryna started a project cataloguing the existing urban housing typologies in Ukraine.
Managing director of Meuser Architekten, head of DOM publishers. Honorary professorship at the O.M. Beketov University in Kharkiv, Visiting Professor at Brown University in Providence/Rhode Island. Specialism: typology of Soviet mass housing
Art historian, archaeologist, cultural heritage expert. Specialization: heritage policy and management, memory studies, industrial and urban heritage, adaptive heritage reuse.
Associate Professor of the Department of System Analysis and Information Technologies at Mariupol State University
Certified engineer in the field of energy and a PhD in
environmental safety. 12 years of experience in the city of Mariupol - leader among the cities of Ukraine in terms of development. Proven task solving skills based on qualifications and experience.
Architect, educator and urbanist, founder member of the architecture collective NATO, Professor at the University of Brighton and Visiting Professor at Umeå University where he is developing the Global Free Unit
Maciej M. Mycielski
Head of MAU city planning studio, with focus on sustainable urbanism, urban design, and workshop strategies
A committed architect, an enthusiastic urban planner, and a curious researcher.Brings over ten years of experience in conducting and managing projects at different scales—from architectural to urban and territorial. Her works aim to understand territories’ socio-spatial transformations and planning processes, envision sustainable development, and create liveable spaces for people.
Architect, Partner at Helsinki Zürich Office Architects ETH SIA SAFA, researcher, lecturer at ZHAW, curator of the Homes for tomorrow program at CANactions. Specialism: housing, housing cooperatives, architecture, urban planning, strategic urban design
Architect and urban planner with 15 years of experience in Ukraine. She has been working with developing strategies, general plans for localities, detailed plans of territories and other spatial planning documentation. Now architect at Inbo (Eindhoven, the Netherlands)
Architect, current research fellow at ETHz. Co-founder of NGO Urban Curators and СO-HATY initiative. Anastasiya’s academic background includes fellowship in Levental Center for Advanced Urbanism at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her current project focuses on integrated, sustainable and rapid housing for forcibly displaced people in Ukraine.
Roman Puchko is a Co-Founder and CEO of ReThink – a circular economy and green innovations NGO, based in Kyiv, Ukraine. Roman holds an MSc degree from Wageningen University in Management, Economics, and Consumer Studies (2011) and has completed a course on Circular Cities at the University of Amsterdam (2019).
He has been a member of Innovations development council under the Prime Minister of Ukraine. Roman is also an evaluator of the USF Calls (within Energy & Environment sectors).
Brent D. Ryan
Brent D. Ryan is Vice Provost and Professor of Urban Design and Public Policy in MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning in Cambridge, MA, USA. His research focuses on the aesthetics and policies of contemporary urban design, particularly with respect to current and pressing issues like deindustrialization and climate change. Has written two books: Design After Decline: How America rebuilds shrinking cities, published by University of Pennsylvania Press in 2012, and The Largest Art: A measured manifesto for a plural urbanism, published by MIT Press in 2017. Co-editor of the Journal of Planning History. Currently conducting research in several countries around the world, including China, India, Ukraine, Japan, and the United States. Recently completed a study of post-industrial Kyiv with the architectural, arts, and planning collective Urban Curators, and continues to conduct research on Ukrainian urban morphology.
Co-Founder Resilient Group, several chairs in European context of Energy TransitionSpecialism: energy / sustainability, innovation
Marjo van Schaik
Researcher public space and public and cultural values, cultural manager Guest teacher Kharkiv School of Architecture
Specialism: public buildings, culture, identity
Working on Ukraine's economic recovery and rebuilding projects, building partnerships and cooperations. Promotion of Ukrainian-French cooperation with CCI France-Ukraine and La French Tech Kyiv for the tech sector. 10+ years of experience in public and private sectors with a focus on international relations, strategic development, public-private dialogue, government relations and tech cooperation. Vast network both in public and private sectors internationally and in Ukraine. Management of a professional team of 10 investor advisors throughout Ukraine. Coordination of CSR activities with a focus on local communities’ development in Eastern Ukraine.
Chief at Bureau O.S.A. Design
Urbanist, Researcher of housing politics, expert on participation and critical urban pedagogy. MSc. European Urban Studies (Bauhaus University Weimar), co-founder of NGO Cultural Geographies and initiative Children’s Geographies in Kyiv.
Engineer-architect and urban planner, working for and living in the city of Kortrijk, Belgium. Specialism: revitalising urban sites, public space projects and re-naturing.
Specialties: Urban planning, Urban design, Integration of Urban Infrastructures, Revitalization of mono-functional areas, extending of towns, Intensification of town space, Strategic planning
An expert with over 15 years' experience in project and investment management in both business and municipal projects. Prior to the war in Ukraine he worked for a municipality in Mariupol and is now a mid-sized international advisor in Utrecht in the Netherlands.
Architect. Member of the High Level Roundtable of the New European Bauhaus. Engaged in the support for the Ukraine. Nominator for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture Mies van der Rohe Award. Member of the jury at architectural competitions. Member of the teams of Archigrest and Toposcape offices. Cooperated with, i.a.: Architektura-murator and A10-New European Architecture magazines, Municipalities of Lublin, Puławy, Strasbourg, Warsaw, and Wrocław, Society of Polish Architects SARP, National Institute of Architecture and Urban Planning (PL), Foundation of Polish Architects, Polish Society of Students of Architecture OSSA, Museum of Housing Estates in Lublin, Warsaw Rising Museum, European Commission, Architectuur Lokaal foundation (NL), Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture at the Lublin University of Technology, Faculties of Architecture of Białystok and Warsaw Universities of Technology and ETH Zürich.
Researcher and designer in the fields of architecture and urbanism. Part of the NGO ReThink, focusing on circular solutions in the build environment.
Urban researcher, works in the field of urban management, cooperations with GIZ Ukraine, CANactions Specialism: Hromadas, municipal amalgamation in Ukraine
Multidisciplinary designer, architect. Co-founder of Cullmann Workshop (UA). Volunteer at Hire Ukrainian Designers (USA/UA). Designer at Ellenzweig Architects (USA). Specialization: public spaces design and planning, architecture.
PhD Urban Planner & Landscape Architect with over 25 years of international experience in urban development, town planning, carbon-neutral cities transition, project integration, coordination and management. Participatory and inclusive approach in delivering strategic documents on green cities. Recognized professional within the ISOCARP (International Society of City and Regional Planners). Founder of Just Consultancy SRL, endorsed as friend of the New European Bauhaus.
Planner, AICP. Chair of the American Planning Association (APA) International Division and Co-chair of the APA Japan-United States Collaboration Interest Group. 10+ years of transportation planning in the U.S. No-code software developer. Pianist.