The educational project ACT|UP 2019-20 offers an advanced training on the revitalisation of peripheral large housing estates for 80 young urbanists and multipliers from Ukraine, Russia, Georgia and Belarus. The activities include a study trip, workshops, round tables, public events with international experts and presentation of the results, with the goal of reaching and informing approx. 1200 actors from urban civil society, education, research, urban planning and culture sectors.

The project opens a constructive local debate on sustainable urban development and helps increase the expertise and competitiveness of the participants. This may strengthen the international network of experts, multipliers and professional institutions and foster new partnerships in the area of revitalisation of housing estates.

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The kick-off meeting took place August 11-14, 2019 in Berlin with our partner organizations CAN Actions, Tbilisi Architecture Biennial, Minsk Urban Forum and Moscow Vysokovsky Graduate School of Urbanism. During this interesting and productive get-together we had a chance to thoroughly discuss the project structure, its main important goals, planned outcomes and activities. Two introductory events in Georgia and Ukraine have already been announced for September.
Tinatin Gurgenidze
Project coordinator
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