Workshop Healthy and Future-Proof Neighborhoods

Panorama Ukraine Workshop

Logo Workshop Neighborhoods. Image: Pavlo Gorokhovskyi
    • from June 11 to June 14, 2024
    • Nieuwe Instituut
    • Museumpark 25, Rotterdam

Panorama Ukraine invites you to participate in the three-day workshop Healthy and Future-Proof Neighborhoods. Panorama Ukraine is researching the rebuilding of Ukraine from different perspectives and this workshop is focused on redefining neighborhoods for the twenty-first century and beyond. Hosted in Rotterdam from 12 to 14 June 2024, with an opening presentation on 11 June at the Nieuwe Instituut, this workshop will serve as a pressure cooker for Ukrainian and Dutch stakeholders to co-create innovative, out-of-the-box solutions for specific cases. These cases will then be utilized as examples for more systemic changes.


The workshop is open for participants! Learn more and apply on our partner UNUN's website.

Date and Location

11 June: Opening session at Nieuwe Instituut
12 to 14 June: workshop at the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS), Erasmus University Rotterdam


A neighborhood is an optimal civic unit for comprehensive urban design. Small enough for people to know each other and form a community, and large enough to drive meaningful physical and political change. Historically, Ukrainian Kozaks lived in independent democratic communities (stanitsas), representing neighborhoods that symbolized resistance against oppression.

While rebuilding Ukraine, neighborhoods will be central as providers of housing and other basic urban functions, and as cornerstones of a renewed, healthier society.


In Healthy and Future-Proof Neighborhoods, six case studies will be explored: Drohobych, Ohtyrka, Kherson, Voznesensk, Kramatorsk, and Klesiv. Alongside an extensive network of Ukrainian and Dutch experts, the Panorama team has outlined subthemes crucial to neighborhood exploration:

- integral sustainability
- inclusive participation (diversity)
- human scale & community 
- gradation between public and private space
- local identity
- live, work & recreate (balance)
- active, diverse program
- healthy public space & landscape
- multimodal accessibility
- feasible development (finance + legislation)
- housing models and policy (incl social impact and IDP)
- migrant integration (housing, work, amenities)
- safety (bomb shelters)
- growing & shrinking strategies

Join us to collaboratively redefine neighborhoods for a healthier and more resilient Ukraine!

Workshop framework. Image: Elena Chevtchenko