The Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan of Lviv is developed within the project “Integrated Urban Development in Ukraine” of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit GIZ GmbH. The process is implemented with involvement of representatives of the following communal enterprises: “City Institute”, “Institute of Spatial Development”, “Lvivavtodor”, “Lvivelectrotrans”, as well as Department of Housing and Infrastructure, Office for Transport, Office for Architecture and Urban Studies all by Lviv City Council, international experts from Switzerland and Germany, experts in various fields, community representatives, interested in development of the city.
Project “Integrated Urban Development in Ukraine” in Lviv was launched in April 2018. It aims at support of the local authorities in their planning of long- terms development of the cities. Urban planning is among major obligations of every city as this process defines the future of its residents. The project “Integrated Urban Development in Ukraine” has four components and is implemented in Lviv, Chernivtsi, Vinnytsia, Zhytomyr, Poltava and Podil District of Kyiv.
The first component includes the major task of the project, and namely – elaboration of integrated development concepts for participating cities pursuant to Leipzig Charter on Sustainable European Cities. This requires strong collaboration with local authorities, civil society, as well as business. The comprehensive training program called “Qualification 2030: New Thinking. New Actions” supports the cities in the continuous process of advanced training for city council officers and, therefore, assists closer cooperation between various structural divisions, enhanced project coordination and optimized administrative management on both vertical and horizontal levels. The second component is aimed at elaboration of industry-specific urban development plans, including sustainable urban mobility plans, as well as demonstrational and infrastructural projects. It uses specific cases to show the practical effects of urban planning with involvement of community. For instance, in Vinnytsia they developed the project of Kotsiubynskoho Avenue complex reconstruction where the tram line will connect the former industrial district of Zamostia with the railway station and a city center.
The third component involves support for the legislative, as well as administrative and legal, city building and urban development base, reformation. The White Book contains recommendations on aligning regulatory legal acts with European Standards. Besides, owing to cooperation with CANactions School for Urban Studies, as well as new international semesters of educational exchange between the Lübeck University of Applied Sciences and technical universities of Poltava and Chernivtsi, the opportunities for preparing experts on integrated urban planning are improved. Besides, in October 2018 – April 2019, with the partial support on the project’s side, the training course of city makers was held. The fourth component supports the cities in developing the complex monitoring concept.
The fourth component supports the cities in developing a comprehensive monitoring concept.
The executive of the project “Integrated Urban Development in Ukraine” is the German governmental enterprise Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. It is funded by the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany (BMZ) and State Secretariat of Switzerland for Economic Affairs (SECO). The project is implemented in the sphere of international cooperation for assisting development initiated by the governments of Ukraine, Federal Republic of Germany and Swiss Confederation.