CANactions’ mission is to enhance the creation of places and communities in Ukraine where people love to live and work. We integrate the most relevant world experience in the sphere of architecture and urbanism to educate and inspire responsibly active change makers.
At the present moment the great social demand has been triggered for principled reform of existing relationships between citizens and other actors (business, government authorities, professionals) which shape our everyday life in different dimensions – from cultural to spatial. This has immediately led to the questions – ‘Who are those change-makers which could moderate the process of building new types of connections in Ukrainian cities?’ and ‘What tools and approaches do they need to be able to successfully deal with complexity of the current challenges?’
All of these issues have become a starting point for establishing CANactions School for Urban Studies.
Throughout the year various open educational events are held as a part of СANactions Public Program.
CANactions International Architecture Festival — the largest architectural event in Ukraine, runs annually since 2008.
Various public events are held for general audience with the aim of creating a community of people that share similar values and ideas about urban development.
Including open lectures, workshops, conferences, exhibitions, competitions, film screenings, activities for children and more.
CANactions School is in active cooperation with authorities from the Ministry of Regional Development of Ukraine, mayoral candidates and representatives of municipalities, community organizations and international experts from the EU and the United States, our partners from GIZ - all those who are interested in launching the urban planning reform in Ukraine.