On 27&28 July, ALDA Secretary General, Mrs. Antonella Valmorbida, went to Warsaw (Poland) to participate at the Conference for the presentation of the project “Mariupol Reborn: Architectural Principles of Reconstruction”, developed to revive the city of Mariupol once it is back in Ukrainian hands.
The project will be developed and supported by several international and Ukrainian experts, European cities, national foundations, representatives of all levels of government and many Ukrainian businesses, which plan to regenerate the city after the de-occupation through different international practices and the implementation of the latest technologies. A Recovery Plan will be elaborate and widely discussed directly with the residents.
Mrs. Antonella Valmorbida emphasised the need to base the reconstruction of Ukraine on the engagement of citizens and the empowerment of local governments
During the summit, which was also attended by the Mayor of Mariupol, Mr. Vadym Boychenko and the Deputy Mayor of Gdańsk, Mr. Piotr Grzelak, Mrs. Antonella Valmorbida presented ALDA’s work in the country and the cooperation with the LDA Mariupol, emphasising the need to base the reconstruction of Ukraine on the engagement of citizens and the empowerment of local governments.
Among the points discussed, ALDA Secretary General introduced to the attendees the Flagship Initiative in Ukraine, an initiative which aims to enhance the relationship with Ukrainian entities thanks to the opening of seven new LDAs in the country, in addition to the already existing ones (LDA Mariupol and LDA Dnipro) as useful instruments to promote cohesion and peace.
ALDA is firmly active to ensure a peaceful future for Ukraine and will follow-up on this meeting, cooperating with the partners in order to promote the project and ensure a successful rebuilding of the city.