Best urban revitalisation projects in Ukraine before the Russian invasion in 2022


  • Serhii Horbliuk Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv



best urban revitalisation projects, cities of Ukraine, urban revitalisation


The article discusses the best projects of urban revitalisation in Ukraine, which were implemented before the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine. Regional and local strategic priorities of degraded areas revitalisation are analysed. The article considers the implementation of specific projects aimed at: the formation of recreation and green areas, redevelopment of the territory with priority given to pedestrian traffic (Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk); implementation of integrated measures for the formation of key public spaces in the city (Irpin, Mariupol, Lviv); restoration and zoning of the territory, emphasizing the uniqueness and accessibility of the natural environment (Kharkiv, Kyiv, Dnipro); implementation of modern spatial solutions for the organisation of leisure, taking into account inclusiveness (Ternopil, Khmelnytskyi, Zhytomyr); development of creative industries in reconstructed post-industrial premises, creation of unique platforms for various cultural events, support for entrepreneurial and social initiatives (Ivano-Frankivsk, Lviv, Кyiv, Kharkiv, Kherson); arrangement of multifunctional cultural spaces for different categories of the population (Odesa, Trostianets, Vinnytsia, Lutsk, Ivano-Frankivsk). Based on generalisation of experience, the characteristic features of the implementation of urban revitalisation projects in Ukraine are outlined.


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Author Biography

Serhii Horbliuk, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv

Serhii Horbliuk, PhD, head of non-formal education sector at the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. He was a visiting scholar at the Innovative City Department at the SGH Warsaw School of Economics (the research was supported by the International Visegrad Fund within the scope of the Visegrad Scholarship Program in the academic year 2020/2021). His research interests focus on the urban sprawl and urbanisation, the practices of urban revitalisation policy implementation, innovation in public administration.


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How to Cite

Horbliuk, S. (2022). Best urban revitalisation projects in Ukraine before the Russian invasion in 2022. Studies of the Industrial Geography Commission of the Polish Geographical Society, 36(3), 43–54.