Project „Integrated Urban Development in Ukraine”

1st phase of the Project was implemented from April 2018 until October 2019.

Apart from Lviv, 5 Ukrainian cities also participated in the project. Since January 2016 – Chernivtsi, Poltava, Vinnytsya, Zhytomyr, since April 2018 – Podil District of Kyiv.

The goal of the Project is to support local self-government in planning long-term urban development. Urban planning is one of the main responsibilities of any city as this process determines the future of its inhabitants.

During the last year and a half, the Integrated Urban Development Concept has been developed for Lviv in close cooperation with the Chief Architect and the City Institute and in accordance with the Leipzig Charter on Sustainable European Cities. Representatives of municipal units of Lviv have been actively involved in the process of developing the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan, including City Institute, Spatial Development Institute, municipal transport operator “Lvivavtodor”, municipal company “Lvivelectrotrans”, Department of Housing and Infrastructure, Transport office, Architecture and Urban Development Department, as well as international experts from Switzerland and Germany. Many meetings were held with residents and stakeholders.

A comprehensive training program called “Management Competences” was held, aimed at improving the capacity of Lviv City Council and enhancing closer cooperation between different structural units, better coordination of projects and optimization of administrative management at both vertical and horizontal levels.

Green Line as the Demonstration Infrastructure Project is a pedestrian-bicycle connection from Sykhiv District  to the city center, passing through green territories, an industrial zone and connecting buildings of Ukrainian Catholic University. The concept has been developed and working documentation is being prepared for the first section along the southwestern part of Park Ivan Pavlo II to Shuvar Market at Khutorivka.

The 2nd phase of the Project has been launched in November 2019 and will last until October 2023.
At this stage, two more cities joined the project: Kharkiv and Melitopol.

In the second phase of the Project, it is planned to continue implementation of the Integrated Urban Development Concept, namely to use it as a basis for changing the Master Plan. The Project aims at further implementation of objectives set out in the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan, including transport solutions and urban space renovations in accordance with the principles of sustainable mobility.
Further work on implementing the Green Line as a good example of alternative connections in the city should be continued.
This phase focuses on the network of cities and the exchange of experience between cities on development issues and best practices.

The projectIntegrated Urban Development in Ukraine I and II” is implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and funded by the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany (BMZ) and the State Secretariat of Switzerland for Economic Affairs (SECO). The Project is being implemented in the field of international cooperation to promote development at the initiative of the Governments of Ukraine, the Federal Republic of Germany and the Swiss Confederation.