Course Tools for Post Conflict Urban Recovery Ukraine

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This course seeks to discuss spatial strategies for an integrated urban recovery in post-conflict settings. The course investigates the process of reconstruction and what “building back better” implies: tackling inequalities, strengthening the capacities of local actors and pursuing a green, resilient and inclusive economic recovery anchored on sound spatial planning, design and policy. It focuses on practical tools of spatial planning and strategy-making, land and resettlement policy, building and planning standards for climate adaptation and decarbonisation, policies and programs for ensuring the development of adequate (re)housing, as well as mechanisms to ensure fairness, participation and transparency throughout the urban recovery and reconstruction phase.
The course examines lessons from previous approaches to reconstruction such as the Marshall Plan and examine the differing roles of stakeholders, including national governments, spatial planning bodies, reconstruction banks and international donors, as well as municipal governments, civil society groups and NGOs. Specific attention will be given to strategic spatial planning, land resettlement, infrastructure financing and development, neighbourhood planning and systems of affordable housing provision. Insights from this course will empower emerging and reskilling policy makers, planners, investors, developers and architects to address the pressing concerns of urban reconstruction.
Period15 May 20233 Jul 2023
Held atSpatial Planning and Strategy
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Ukraine
  • post-conflict
  • post war housing
  • post conflict reconstruction
  • circular economy
  • circular housing
  • housing design
  • Spatial justice
  • governance of transitions
  • governance of sustainability transitions
  • sustainability
  • outreach