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Post-war cities reconstructions after Russian invasion

After a brutal Russian attack on a sovereign country Ukraine, one of the main Kyiv suburbs

Irpin left ruined. Thousands of refugees stayed with no homes and place to continue their


After the launch of the international ‘Irpin Reconstruction Sumit’ project, the Ukrainian diaspora, led by volunteers, held a roundtable where the next steps regarding international

aid to Ukraine were discussed.

After invasion and active hostilities - 76% of the city’s infrastructures is ruined. In order to

rebuild the city and make it livable again, 19th of October in Loughborough University

London a roundtable “Destroyed but Not Conquered Irpin'' was held to present the ‘Irpin

Reconstruction Summit’ project to new international members of the team. Human-rights

activists, lawyers, architects, media experts across Europe and the UK shared their visions

on how to expand the network, and raise fundings for the city renovation in a short time.

“In the short term we already involved the ‘Green Building Council Italia’ for our media

campaign to make Irpin a sustainable city built with climate regulations. We also made a

connection with Austrian architect Gerhard Hauser, who came to Ukraine as part of the "Irpa

Reconstruction Summit" project this summer” - summarizes successes project manager of

IRS Iryna Yarmolenko.

Due to the upcoming winter, private houses and high-rise buildings require urgent repair, as

cold weather is on its way. Post-war development in the project predicted not only physical reconstruction, but reintegration of human capital into the Ukrainian economy again.

“Ukraine needs to rebuild the city in the long-term. So one of the key goals is to help to

support displaced Ukrainian women in Great Britain and Europe. Give them more access to

educational projects, raise awareness of our agenda and empower youth to continue their

studies. I believe this approach can benefit the Ukrainian economy as well, when forced

migrants will return to their loved ones” - says Victoria Startseva, coordinator of social

engineering direction IRS and Doctoral Researcher in Loughborough University London.

Due to the statistics - 96% of the refugees are women, youth and kids.

“Britain has shown the highest level of support during invasion, so here I am looking for

contacts of architectural, construction, financial groups in London, Manchester, Liverpool”

states Irina Yarmolenko.

We are in need of finding new stakeholders for the project, so any contacts of potential

investors, media workers and the government sector will be helpful for Ukraine help.

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