Territorial community recovery and development: how communities can create modern public spaces

Press center UCMC announce

Attention! In case of an air alert, visitors of the event can use the shelter located in the basement of the Ukrainian House ( Ukraine Crisis Media Center, Ukrainian House, 1st floor. 2 Khreshchatyk street, Kyiv 0100)

On December 12, at 14:00., the press center of the Ukraine Crisis Media Center will host an expert discussion on the topic “Territorial community recovery and development: how communities can create modern public spaces.” The guide “How to create a public space: step-by-step instructions” will be presented during the event. 

Representatives of international aid programs, central authorities, local self-governments, experts in urban planning and design, and journalists will take part in the discussion. 

The event is organized by the USAID DOBRE Program together with the Ukraine Crisis Media Center. 

Key issues of discussion: 

  • How to create a public space: step-by-step instructions, 
  • Formation and implementation of state policy in the field of improvement of settlements, 
  • The role of local self-governments in planning and creating public spaces, 
  • The approaches to the recovery and development of the local economy used by the USAID DOBRE program, 
  • Tools for planning open public spaces in the USAID DOBRE Program,
  • Recovery involving local residents, local volunteer actions, best practices of the NGO Building Ukraine Together. 

You can follow the event online on the pages of the DOBRE Program, Ukraine Crisis Media Center, Decentralization, as well as on the UCMC website and YouTube channel. You can also follow the expert discussion news on Facebook “Events.”


The USAID Program “Decentralization Offering Better Results and Efficiency” (DOBRE) is a nine-year program implemented by Global Communities and funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

The DOBRE program has been helping 100 territorial communities in ten regions of Ukraine to take advantage of the opportunities and meet the challenges presented by decentralization. DOBRE provides technical and material support to territorial communities to help them govern themselves effectively, openly, and accountably; and to do so with the active and effective participation of their residents in decision-making and community affairs. The support is provided in strategic planning; spatial planning; financial management; provision of municipal services; local economic development; capacity building and good governance practices; gender and youth policies. During 2022-2025, the DOBRE Program will collaborate closely with at least 60 territorial communities of Ukraine to help them overcome the consequences of the war, recover and rebuild, and continue their trajectory of positive and sustainable development. The partners of Global Communities in the consortium of DOBRE Program executors are the Ukraine Crisis Media Center (UCMC), the Jerzy Regulsky Foundation in Support of Local Democracy (FSLD/FRDL), and the Malopolska School of Public Administration at the Krakow University of Economics (MSAP/UEK), Poland.