Wednesday, Feb. 15th. at the PBL/National Environmental Assessment Agency in the Hague; Ukraine’s Housing Recovery Forum, Rebuilding a place to call home.’ A full afternoon of rethinking and researching the framework and possibilities for re-establishing a functional built environment to ensure/facilitate proper homes; based on changing social circumstances, adequate financial support and proper professional assistance focused on local requirements and communities. In the end: what is the basis for rebuilding, not only in the building/technical sense but most of all where it meets the concerns and needs of civilians. It requires a continuing discussion and rethinking with the Ukrainians to establish a sphere that will not only cover practical needs but fits better times in the (near) future. Looking forward to a further constructive continuation of these talks.
update Feb.21st.: the video/registration of the entire meeting is now online at PBL.