Event announcement

What is gentrification and do we have it in Ukraine?

Gentrification has become a global phenomenon, experienced in cities as different as Kyiv, Berlin and New York. But how can "gentrifications'' be compared? What is the role of politics, and what can be done to achieve more affordable, democratic and socially just cities?

Matthias Bernt has compared the relations of public policies and gentrification in London, Berlin and St. Petersburg and will talk about differences, similarities and lessons to be learned.

PD Dr. habil. Matthias Bernt works as a Senior Researcher at the Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space in Erkner and a private lecturer at the Humboldt University of Berlin. As an urban scholar he has extensively studied gentrification, urban governance and housing and published extensively on these issues.

After the lecture we will have a discussion with Ukrainian researchers about the local context of gentrification.

Discussion participants:

  • Pavlo Fedoriv – geographer, analyst Cedos.
  • Aliona Lyasheva – housing policies researcher.

Moderator: Anastasia Bobrova, coordinator of Ukrainian Urban Forum.

The event will take place on the 2nd of June, 14:00 (Kyiv time). The language of the event is English with the simultaneous translation to Ukrainian. Please register for the event here. We will send the link for the event to all registered participants.

The event is a part of the Ukrainian Urban Forum "After Tomorrow", which is implemented by Cedos with the support of Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Ukraine.