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Designer, researcher and consultant Paul Gerretsen of the Deltametropolis Association discusses metropolitan development in the Netherlands and Ukraine with invited guests Nazar Kovalenko, director of Municipal Enterprise Institute for Urban Development, and Alexander Shevchenko, co-founder of ReStart Ukraine. What lessons learned since the reconstruction of Rotterdam and its region could inform the future reconstruction of metropolitan areas in Ukraine? How to build on an initial recovery to create a stable, sustainable and innovative spatial practice? For example, which policy reforms in the field of spatial planning could contribute to the prosperity, infrastructure and quality of life in Ukraine and the Netherlands?

This meeting is an initiative of the Ukrainian-Dutch network UNUN, in which members of the Ukrainian design community in the Netherlands join forces with architects, urban planners and spatial planning organisations based in the Netherlands. They exchange knowledge and stimulate the transfer of insights and skills in the context of the reconstruction of Ukraine. In addition, UNUN mediates between Ukrainian spatial designers who are looking for work and companies and organisations in the Dutch design field that could use their expertise.

19:30 – 21:00

Het Nieuwe Instituut
Museumpark 25
3015 CB Rotterdam

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