For the City of Mariupol we have worked since August 2022, with support of USAID, on a city strategy for postwar Ukrainian Mariupol given the expected demographic development: from 250.000 to 500.0000 to 900.000 residents. The goal is to define the strategy about identity, memory, and future, a vision on new residential areas, a new post-industrial economy, new functional zoning plan and a clear vision on ecology and nature.
For the City of Zaporizhzha Ro3kvit works on a city strategy for postwar Ukrainian Zaporizhzha given the increase of housing needs, related to the many IDP’s in the country and pre-war challenges of center urban development. The issues related to safety in building and city planning is to be addressed as well.
For the city of Bucha we have agreements about supervision role for the city development. In this role we do research and design for the future identity of Bucha, and for the general integrated city strategy. Ro3kvit will analyze and give feedback on existing urgent infrastructure and housing plans as well.
Rivne is a city close to the Belarus and Polish border, with IDP challenges, safety challenges and energy challenges. Rivne can be an example city for these three topics.For the city of Rivne we make studies on three different scales, starting in autumn 2022. First of all Rivne is related to direct neighbors, in relation to mobility, growth, housing. Second, Rivne as a city, future strategy and identity in an integrated development concept, including participation. And on the scale of neighborhoods or new land plots, idp- housing.
Zaporizhia Oblast is occupied for 70% and the expectation is that after liberation a lot of mental and physical damage ещl be found. The effect on demographics will be enormous. The Oblast has asked Ro3kvit to help think about the scenarios of rebuilding villages and what it means in terms of mobility, facilities, and services. Also on the scale of Zaporizhia Oblast we will need to rethink the safety strategy for the future, related to the border, the river and the nuclear power plant in Energodar.
Ro3kvit did research on circular building and design. How can damaged buildings and abandoned sites be the start of new building developments? For reasons of climate and limited resources (and therefore process) the research is important for rebuilding Ukraine. Research is conducted for The New European Bauhaus.
The safety issues on the level of building and city planning are part of the new reality in Ukraine. No matter how the war will end, the threat of next dramatic changes will be present, and this should be part of the planning and design strategies. The safety team will provide general information about this.
Defining new grid solutions in urban planning. Developing insights for urban planning (spatial consequences) of renewable energy systems (source, infra and batteries), in short-term, mid-term and long-term needs, related to urgent (winter-) related goals. Supporting local communities for self-supporting, gas-free and resilient energy systems.
Lecture series on postwar Ukrainian challenges
For wide audience, who’s interested in Ukraine recovery and related approaches
Ro3kvit gives online events on a regular basis, with Ukrainian professionals as the main target audience. All lectures are bilingual (UA/EN) and are posted on the Ro3kvit Youtube channel.
Webinar course: Introduction to Capacity Building for Reconstruction
For municipalities and their partners
A webinar series is a spinoff from this capacity-building program and this is the first pilot for teaching the hromadas online. With The New European Bauhaus, ReThink, ACE, CoME, Eurocity, Housing Europe.
Master studio "Projects for Bucha" at the Studio Urban Field Lab, KU Leuven
For master's students
The studio will lead by Anuschka Kutz, member of Ro3kvit's Task Force. She will provide the link between this studio work and the Ro3kvit work. Ukrainian and international members of the NGO, in particular members of the working group on Bucha within Ro3kvit, will link into the studio work.
Capacity building Program for municipalities
For municipalities and their partners
Focused on decision-makers and civil servants in hromadas and oblasts in Ukraine, Ro3kvit has prepared for The New European Bauhaus an extensive set of courses (different levels, different topics) to be prepared for postwar urban planning and reconstruction.