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 Podolsk district in the NGO «Agents of Change»
Architect, designer, urban planner
Before war: Deputy director of Department transport and Communication Mariupol's City council
Now: Beleidsadviseur/ Projectleider Mobiliteit Gemeente Utrecht
Architect and politic, 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.
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
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. He is a Past Chair of APA's International Division. 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.
Project Director Ukraine at NEO-ECO
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.
As an educator and researcher, I strive to move urban planning, education, and practice forward toward a more inclusive and neurodiverse environment. My broad interests are in the areas of city planning and policy. Specific interests include: policy analysis, sustainable communities, public participation, inclusive decision-making process, and accessibility.
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.
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, Mississippi State University. She has a PhD in Architecture from the School of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2019). Research interests include social, spatial and aesthetic transformation of urban residential and public environments after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Currently, researching user-generated housing modifications in response to housing insecurity in the United States.
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; researcher and lecturer at Central European University, Vienna-Budapest. Specialism: heritage policy and management, memory studies, industrial and urban heritage, adaptive heritage reuse.
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, 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
Architect, researcher, postdoctoral fellow at CASA, ETH (Zürich), former architect at Drozdov & Partners (Kharkiv), former researcher at the Center for Urban History (Lviv) Specialism: participation, identity, urban commons
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)
Urbanist, founder and researcher at Urban Curators, co-founder of Co-HATY project.
Specialism: participation, action research, activist initiatives
Brent D. Ryan
Professor of Urban Studies at MIT. Specialism: shrinking cities, economic decline, deindustrialization and climate change, change in geo-political context
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
10+ years of experience in public and private sectors with a focus on international relations, strategic development, public-private dialogue, government relations. 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.
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.
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