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The Start of the educational program "Integrated Spatial Planning for Amalgamated Hromadas"

90 representatives from 30 amalgamated hromadas from 19 oblasts of Ukraine and 30 spatial planning practitioners from different regions of Ukraine, as well as Belarus, Croatia and the Czech Republic who have been selected for participation in the program, attended the Seminar "Introduction to Strategic Spatial Planning", which was held November 12–14, 2018.

During the Seminar CANactions School educational team presented the Program and fundamentals of strategic spatial planning.

Leading experts and professionals in the field of urban and regional development from Ukraine and other countries shared their experience in spatial planning with participants of the program. Among them Dr. Tomasz Komornicky, Institute of Geography and Spatial Organisation, Polish Academy of Sciences, Michael Funch, Nordregio Institute, Tommi Mäkynen, helsinkizurich, presented international planning and development practices for peripheral areas.

A Plenary Discussion "Planning for hromada in the context of decentralization" was held within the Seminar. Maksym Martynyuk, First Deputy Minister for Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine, Prof. Dr. János Brenner, Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community of Germany, Tetyana Krishtop, Ukrainian Scientific, Research and Design Institute for Civil construction, Anatolii Dushko, head of Baranivska amalgamated hromada, Urs Thomann, CANactions, took part in the dialogue.

In the last day of the event, participants of the program were divided into 5 working groups, in which they will work simultaneously in 5 regional centers of Ukraine under the leadership of the international team of mentors. Work in groups will begin in January 2019.

"Integrated Spatial Planning for Amalgamated Hromadas" is free applied educational program for representatives of local government and professionals in the field of spatial planning. The program is organized by CANactions School for Urban Studies, with support from U-LEAD with Europe programme
Photos: Margo Didichenko and Volodymyr Chepel.
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