We are pleased to announce that the Ukrainian Urban Forum 2024 will be held in Chernivtsi! This is the sixth edition of the forum, and this year we want to focus on the interaction between society and space, and will talk about how to create fair and accessible cities.

  • When? September 13-14
  • Where? Chernivtsi
  • How? A two-day offline event
  • Working languages of the event: Ukrainian with simultaneous English translation  
  • Participation in the forum is free of charge. Register to participate

The main topic of this year’s forum is “Society and Space”. Over the course of two days, we will be discussing the relationship between the social and spatial development of Ukrainian cities. The Forum’s cross-cutting topics will include the update of housing policy and the development of social housing in Ukraine, planning for an inclusive and sustainable urban future, mobility and public transport, and prospects for the development of education in urban studies and planning.

The forum will combine vertical formats of panel discussions and presentations with horizontal activities, including walks, workshops, and informal networking. In addition, Ukrainian Urban Forum 2024 will be a platform for meeting and sharing experiences among representatives of grassroots initiatives, local governments, research institutions, and international organizations.

Ukrainian Urban Forum continues to be a traveling event, and this year, at the invitation of our local partners, the event will take place in Chernivtsi. Forum participants will have the opportunity to explore the city, meet local activists, and learn about Chernivtsi’s development priorities for the coming years.

This year’s forum will be held with the support of the Heinrich Böll Stiftung Ukraine. The main local partner is Chernivtsi City Council. The main media partner is the urban platform Mistosite.

Program details and other partners of the forum will be announced later.

If you would like to become a partner of the event or have ideas and topics you would like to discuss at the forum, please contact us at urbanforum@cedos.org.ua.